Jat leaders have postponed their protest seeking reservation for 15 days after a delegation of senior community leaders met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, several TV reports said on Sunday.
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls, the Jat community has escalated its agitation in a bid to strengthen its presence in UP politics.
The Jat quota agitation in Haryana continued for the ninth day, with protesters sitting on dharnas at various places on Monday, even as the community's leaders have threatened to intensify the stir if their demands are not met by the government.
leaders of Jat organisations and Khap panchayats on Thursday said members of the community would vote against the party in next year's assembly elections.
The Haryana government, this time, while dealing with the second round of the Jat agitation seems to have taken a lesson from the Prakash Singh Committee report that had strongly criticised the state government for its administrative failure in tackling the riot caused by the Jat agitators in February that claimed 30 lives.
With the Jat community threatening to launch a fresh agitation for reservation, prohibitory orders under Section 144 (banning assembly of five or more persons) of the CrPC have been imposed in eight districts of Haryana.
The quota agitation by Jats in Haryana was today put off till 3 April with the community leaders agreeing to give the state government time to get a Reservation Bill passed
Haryana government on Thursday invited Jat leaders for talks on their quota demand tomorrow afternoon, till when they will not resume their agitation.
Jat stir for quota in education, jobs caused over Rs 250 crore damage to Northern Railways: Official
The Jat community's recent violent agitation for reservation in education and jobs caused a loss amounting to over Rs.250 crore to the Railways, a senior Northern Railway official said on Friday.
Arrest warrant has been issued against close aide of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda after he failed to appear before police to join investigation in a sedition case registered against him, Police said today.