Rajasthan Jats to launch OBC stir today

Rajasthan Jats to launch OBC stir today

The Jats in Rajasthan will launch a fresh stir from July 1 in Bharatpur and Dholpur demanding their inclusion in the OBC category.

Speaking to media in Jaipur, Congress legislator Vishvendra Singh threatened to intensify agitations in the two districts if the government failed to respond.

“We will block road, rail, power, water and all essential services in the districts,” he told Deccan Herald, adding  foreign tourists, ambulances and emergency medical cases will be exempt from the blockade.

Singh alleged that the BJP government in Rajasthan failed to act proactively on the Jat demands of a fresh survey of the community, release of water from Gungav canal, withdrawal of cases against agitators and preventing arrest of community members during the stir.

He said the government has been complacent about implementing the agreement put forth by the community and is playing with people’s sentiments.

The current stir would be a protest against the non-implementation of the February 23 compromise reached by Jats that brought the agitation to an end.

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