Jat quota stir: Chautala wants Khattar govt to quit, blames Hooda for violence

Haryana opposition leader Abhay Chautala on Monday sought the dismissal of the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state for failing to control the shaky law-and-order situation due to the ongoing violent agitation by the Jat community over quota demands. He even blamed Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for fuelling violence.

Haryana leader of opposition Abhay Chautala. PTI

Haryana leader of opposition Abhay Chautala. PTI

An assembly session should be called and the BJP should clear its stand on reservations. Innocent people who got killed should be given Rs 25 lakh compensation each and job to the next of kin. The people whose properties were vandalised should also be compensated.—” Chautala was reported as saying by The Hindustan Times.

He also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

Blaming Hooda, the Indian National Lok Dal leader said, "It is clear that Hooda incited people to commit violence."

On Sunday, the party even demanded imposition of President's rule.

"We request the President to dismiss the government. President's rule should be imposed in the state immediately," the INLD leader had said in a statement.

Chautala, a prominent Jat leader himself, alleged that BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini had been making anti-Jat quota statements for past several months, but the party had failed to rein him in.

Published Date: Feb 22, 2016 21:11 PM | Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 21:11 PM

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