Soon after the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the Haryana law that ensures 75 per cent reservation locals in private jobs on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said that the government would fight for employment opportunities for the youth of the state.
“We will continue to fight for employment opportunities of Haryanvi youth #75%reservation,” Dushyant Chautala tweeted.
Reacting to the order passed on a petition filed by Faridabad Industries Association and other associations from Haryana, Digvijay Chautala, secretary-general of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and brother of Dushyant, said: “Punjab and Haryana High Court has barely issued a stay order on this Act and sought a reply from the state government. It is a routine procedure. Whenever a petition is filed, usually the court imposes a stay and seeks the government’s reply. This law was not enacted by Haryana as a first. Several other states had earlier introduced and implemented such a law. We shall implement it in Haryana too and the state government shall relentlessly contest in favour of ensuring 75 per cent reservation to the youth of the state”.
Digvijay Chautala added that the legislation is a strong one enacted with the support of the youth and industries. “There is no lapse in the legislation. The state’s youth and industries are also with us. We shall resolve their concerns. We hope that the stay imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court shall also be vacated soon.”
Ensuring reservation for the state’s youth in private establishments and industries was one of the major poll promises of the JJP in the 2019 assembly elections.