Haryana cabinet decides to bring bill on Jat reservation issue

Last Updated 22 February 2016, 14:36 IST

Haryana Cabinet today decided to introduce a bill on the Jat reservation in the coming session of the state Assembly.

"A bill will be brought in the coming session of Haryana assembly," state's Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ram Bilas Sharma told reporters after a cabinet meet.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took stock of the prevailing situation in the state due to the ongoing Jat quota stir.

Sharma said the date of the Assembly session was yet to be decided.

With violence contining in the state, the minister said 16 people have died in the agitation.

He made a reference to the recent all-party meeting, which had been called by Khattar in the wake of the Jat quota stir.

"In the all-party meeting, the chief minister had told Congress and INLD members that the two parties should sit together and come out with a draft (on the reservation issue).
"We had said that from the government side we will bring a bill in the Vidhan Sabha after taking into consideration their draft," said Sharma, who holds portfolio.

Sharma said that his party had yesterday announced setting up of a five-member committee under a senior union minister to examine the quota demand for Jat community in government jobs.

A committee headed by Union minister Venkaiah Naidu has been formed to look into the demand for reservation.

The committee under Naidu will have BJP vice-presidents Satpal Malik and Avinash Rai Khanna, besides Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and Sanjeev Balyan.

Regarding the situation in Haryana with reports of fresh incidents of violence in different parts, Sharma said "the cabinet took stock of the situation prevailing in Haryana."

(Published 22 February 2016, 14:36 IST)

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