MAJOR KARTAR Singh (Retd), an RSS leader in Haryana, kicked up a row by stating that had he been in place of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, he would have ordered the shooting of leaders of the Jat quota stir.
Major Kartar Singh is the father of Captain Bhupinder, the OSD to the Haryana CM.
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Addressing a press conference in Jind Wednesday, Major Kartar Singh said the CM is an RSS worker who is very polite with everyone. “If someone like me was there, then I would have said that break the legs of those who are creating nuisance and leading the protest, and shoot them,” he said.
Talking to The Indian Express, Major Kartar Singh said he had indeed given the statement. “I was talking about the need to ensure that there is peace in society. Reservation is an issue of the government and they should be allowed to take care of it. Looting shops and setting on fire buildings has no relation to reservation.” He said the police was also responsible for the situation going out of hand.
When asked about the decision of Jats in Jhajjar to accept Islam, Major Kartar Singh said this was just a tactic by them to exert pressure.
Indian National Lok Dal MLA Parminder Singh Dhull said Major Kartar Singh’s statement show that RSS has made Haryana its new ground for experimenting.
“It appears that RSS and BJP are scared of the demand of INLD to hold judicial inquiry which they had to agree to. The role of the RSS is evident in incidents to divide Haryana. The members of RSS were involved in administering oath to people in Karnal and Kurukshetra that perpetuated hatred,” said Dhull.