The fresh phase of Jat quota agitation continued in various parts of Haryana for the tenth consecutive day today with the opposition INLD lending support and party’s senior leader Abhay Chautala said he will meet the agitators tomorrow.
The state remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported, officials said here.
Chautala, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, today said his party favours that reservation given to Jats and five other communities should be maintained.
He that tomorrow he will visit Rohtak, Jhajjar, Jind and Kaithal districts of the state, where agitating Jats have been holding dharnas for the last ten days in support of their demands.
“Right from the beginning, we doubted the intent of the government in giving reservation to Jats and five other communities, which is why the matter has got stuck in the courts,” Chautala said in a statement.
Talking abut the agitation, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the issue could be sorted out through mutual dialogue.
He said that administrative officers have started dialogue with the agitators and it is appreciable that they are prepared for talks.
“Earlier, a meeting with their leaders was fixed for June 15, but now it would be held on June 17 on request made by them,” Khattar told reporters.
He said with regard to reservation, an Act was enacted.
“Though the issue is with the High Court, efforts are being made to get the stay vacated,” Khattar said, adding the state government was vigorously defending the case in the court.