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No lapses by Centre or state in handling Jat agitation: Rajnath Singh

"The government of Haryana was posted with intelligence inputs and an advisory was also issued to the state on February 19," Singh said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2016 1:37 am
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There were no lapses on the part of the Centre or state in the handling of the Jat agitation for reservation in Haryana, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday.

The Centre ducked questions on the state government’s alleged lapses during the agitation, saying it would be better to wait for the report of the Prakesh Singh Inquiry Committee before drawing conclusions.

Opposition members including Kumari Selja of the Congress, who is from Haryana, blamed the Centre for “intelligence and coordination failure” and the state government for inefficiency. Facing flak, Home Minister Singh said, “I don’t see lapses on the part of the Centre or state.” He said the Haryana government had expected that a solution to the issue would emerge from talks with Jat leaders, but the protests turned violent after an incident in which the BSF had to open fire on protesters, claiming three lives. Earlier attempts by MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju to reply to the questions were thwarted.

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“The government of Haryana was posted with intelligence inputs and an advisory was also issued to the state on February 19,” Singh said. Giving details of action taken following the violent incidents, Singh said 2,012 FIRs had been registered, 370 people arrested, besides 20 cases being registered by Government Railway Police.

In a statement, the Home Ministry said the Centre had deployed 69 companies of central armed police forces and 56 Army columns to maintain law and order in the state. There was “good coordination” between the Centre and state, it said.

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    Krishan
    Mar 10, 2016 at 9:09 am
    Mr Rajnath..I appreciate the hardworking Modiji our prime minister...and am fan of him however bjp cannot push everything negative under carpet...what has happened has happened ...I guess people can understand the pain victims and their families would be going through...can anyone think of the anger and hatred...there were several drivers who witnessed the horrific incidents near sonipat...heard narration of the one such incident from driver who was stuck there..womens who hid themselves in water tank ...if I can know about it I am sure government can also find out...I only hope eyewitnesses have the courage to come forward..victimms in such cases would not for obvious reasons....point is everybody is fine with it as no one wants to find the truth here as it suits to everyone for obvious reasons..I see the helplessness here nobody can do anything about it...I guess this is our way of democracy and right to freedom...freedom if doing anything
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      Deeply Concerned
      Mar 9, 2016 at 11:07 am
      He is the stupid guy who gave the fake video information of JNU
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        kuku
        Mar 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm
        LIAR!!!
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          madan gupta
          Mar 10, 2016 at 4:07 am
          तो फिर यह 22 आदमी कैसे मर गए और अरबों रूपये का नुक्सान हुआ. बीजेपी या कांग्रेस अपना उल्लू सीधा करने में लगे हैं , देश जल रहा है इनके मजे हो रहे हैं.
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            master
            Mar 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm
            He is an ! People were killed, raped, their properties were burned and looted. And he claims there was no lapse! I hope he knows the meaning of lapse.
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