Kurukshetra rally: All communities should have quotas based on their population, says BJP MP Rajkumar Saini

Targeting the Jat community without naming it, he said that some people did not bother about judgment of the Supreme Court.

Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Kurukshetra | Published:November 29, 2016 3:23 am
BJP MP Rajkumar Saini during the ‘Samanta Maha Sammelan’ at Kurukshetra on Monday. Express photo BJP MP Rajkumar Saini during the ‘Samanta Maha Sammelan’ at Kurukshetra on Monday. Express photo

IN A speech filled with innuendo and veiled barbs about the “dadagiri of one community” in Haryana, BJP MP Rajkumar Saini raised his rhetoric on Monday demanding that all communities should have quotas based on their population, and a government job for one youth in every family.

Speaking at the “Samanta Maha Sammelan” held at Kurukshetra, Saini said: “Those who endure injustice are worse than those who mete out injustice. People in Haryana are living in an open jail. There is no economic freedom. If someone raises voice against dadagiri, he has to think how to get witnesses as there are people with sticks trying to intimidate. Girls have been raped, boys beaten up. Where is freedom of justice? Congress president Ashok Tanwar was beaten up. I was attacked. Foul language was used against the Haryana CM. Those who attacked me were charged under Section 307. But within two hours it was dropped.”

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Targeting the Jat community without naming it, he said that some people did not bother about judgment of the Supreme Court. “They burnt our houses and did not let us cry. Songs are sung in their praise. Songs sung about us are spoofs. Recently in appointment of judges, four out of five were from one community. Of 18 HCS officers appointed, 14 were from one community. Till when will you maintain patience? You are the ones who give power, but it is used by someone else. Power is now at your doorstep, but it is not acceptable to some,” he said.

Saini stated that the only way to remove poverty was to give employment, with one person in every family getting government employment. “There should be 100 per cent reservation based on the population of each caste,” he said.. Saini further sought that the MNREGA scheme should be connected with small farmers so that they are able to get labourers and the people in need of employment are gainfully employed.

Union Minister of State, HRD, Upendra Kushwaha, demanded that there should be reservation for Dalits in the judiciary, private sector as well as the media. He said the percentage of Dalits and OBCs in these professions was less. He added that despite reservation, even at the Centre only five to six per cent Dalits are on Grade I posts.