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Doors are open for talks on Jat reservation issue: Haryana BJP Chief

CHANDIGARH: Haryana BJP President, Mr Subhash Barala, has said that doors of the state government are always open for talks on the issue of Jat reservation. The BJP Government is serious about the demands of the Jat community and the matter has been strongly advocated in the court.
The government has already made up its mind to get the law inserted in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution once the court gave favourable verdict.
Mr Barala who visited the dharna site at Charkhi-Dadri with MLA Badhada, Mr. Sukhwinder Mandhi and District President, Dadri, Mr. Ram Kishan Sharma, said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, had, at a meeting held at Gurugram on February 16, apprised the party workers about the state government’s stand on the Jat agitation and directed them to visit dharna sites.
After meeting representatives of the Jat community at dharna site, Mr Barala said after Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the BJP had granted reservation in Haryana whereas the previous governments never granted reservation to the community during the last one-and-a-half decade.
The former Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, had intentionally not followed the right procedure while granting reservation to the Jat community and left it half-baked so that the new government faced problems. But after formation of the BJP Government in the state, a bill on Jat reservation was got unanimously passed in the Vidhan Sabha.
Mr. Barala said the state government would take decision to lawfully withdraw the cases registered during the jat reservation agitation last year.

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