Jat delegation meets Hooda

Jat leaders spearheading the reservation agitation at Mayyar village left for Delhi on Sunday for talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in a bid to find solution to the problem.

The district administration advised the Jat leaders to meet the chief minister at Delhi, official sources said. Hooda on Saturday that his doors were always open and anybody could meet him.

Earlier, the talks between Jat leaders and ministers and some Haryana legislators did not materialise. Ram Bhagat Malik, one of the Jat leaders, said if an agreement was reached at the meeting with the CM, the agitation would be suspended but if the talks fail, then the stir would be intensified for which a meeting of Khaps (caste councils) has been convened at Jind on Monday.

“Eighteen Jat leaders led by Sube Singh, a Khap leader, would meet the chief minister at Delhi on Sunday,” Malik said. Meanwhile, leader of another Jat faction, Hawa Singh Sangwan, president of Haryana unit of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, on Sunday appealed to the protesting Jats not to be misled by some "disgruntled" leaders of the community and carry on their stir.

Meanwhile, the rail traffic on Hisar-Bhiwani remained disrupted on the seventh day of the agitation. The traffic has been suspended by the railway authorities as a precautionary measure.

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