Sunday, February 21, 2016

Haryana to bring bill on quota; Centre sets up committee

Haryana to bring bill on quota;
Centre sets up committee

New Delhi:  Seeking to douse the Jat stir,the Centre on Sunday, 21st February 2016, set up a high-powered committee to examine their demand for quota in central jobs after a meeting with Jat leaders during which it was decided that a Bill will be moved in Haryana Assembly for giving OBC status to the community

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to the agitating Jats in Haryana to restore peace after violence continued in the state taking the death toll to 12

He also announced that a committee, headed by Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, has been set up to look into the demand of Jats for reservation in central government jobs

"I appeal to everyone to maintain peace. But law and order is a state subject. If someone indulges in violence we will have to take action," he told reporters after a series of meeting, including one with a delegation of Jats

After the meeting, BJP general secretary in-charge of Haryana Anil Jain said a bill will be brought in the coming session of the Haryana Assembly for granting OBC status to the Jats in the state

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