Jats again raise quota demand,threaten stir

The Akhil Bhartiya Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti comprising a faction of the Jat community in Haryana on Friday threatened to launch a massive agitation,in case the government fails to recognise the community as a backward caste and accord it reservation under the OBC quota.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:July 21, 2012 2:24 am

The Akhil Bhartiya Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABBAS) — comprising a faction of the Jat community in Haryana — on Friday threatened to launch a massive agitation,in case the government fails to recognise the community as a backward caste and accord it reservation under the OBC quota. The members of ABASS,led by Hawa Singh Sangwan,gave the government time till August 15 to meet thier demands.

While appreciating Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for leading a delegation of Jat Parliamentarians to meet Union Minister P Chidambaram over the issue,Sangwan,however,sought the stand of former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on the issue.

“Chautala has been giving statements time and again that the Jat community of Haryana should be given reservation on the pattern of Jats in Rajasthan,but should not be included into the fold of the 27 per cent meant for OBCs. He has also stated that reservation should be given on the basis of economical condition of the Jats. It is totally unconstitutional,unwanted and a unwarranted statement”.

Attacking Kuldeep Bishnoi,the leader of Haryana Janhit Congress,Sangwan,said: “Kuldeep Bishnoi,being a Jat from the Manjhu clan,should also clear his stand on the Jat reservation,as his coalition partner BJP has been supporting reservation for the community from the very beginning”.

Further,Sangwan expressed satisfaction on the statements issued by INLD leader Ajay Singh Chautala,saying that “Ajay Chautala has been very positive on the issue,from the very beginning”.

The ABASS,further demanded that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh also clear their stand on the reservation issue of Sikh Jats in Punjab.

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