Congress leader Vishvendra Singh demands withdrawal of cases on Jat quota stir, claims 'no progress on govt's assurances'

Jaipur: Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh courted arrest on Tuesday demanding withdrawal of cases lodged against Jat community members during their June 2017 stir for reservation in state jobs and educational institutions.

Singh, a Jat community leader, courted arrest along with his supporters in Bharatpur near Jaipur, demanding either withdrawal of cases or filing of chargesheets in them within three days.

 Congress leader Vishvendra Singh demands withdrawal of cases on Jat quota stir, claims no progress on govts assurances

Representational image of members of Jat community protesting. PTI

Maintaining that a political decision by the chief minister can resolve the issue, Singh gave an ultimatum of three days to the government and said he would launch another agitation if no progress was made.

“72 cases were lodged during the agitation which was held to demand reservation for Jat community in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts. The government had assured to withdraw the cases but no progress has taken place in one year,” Singh said.

“The cases should be either withdrawn or challans be filed in them,” he said.

The Congress MLA reached the police superintendent's office along with his supporters and courted arrest with the demand. They were later released.

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Updated Date: Oct 02, 2018 18:19:18 IST