New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday met Bhartaiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah in the face of a looming Jat agitation in the state.
Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan and party general secretary and Haryana in-charge Anil Jain were also part of the the meeting. Balyan is a Jat leader from western Uttar Pradesh and has been roped in to negotiate with community leaders in Haryana.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Khattar said that the government was talking with Jat leadership and that law and order would “not be allowed be disturbed”.
With the Punjab and Haryana High Court putting brakes on the state government’s move to provide reservation to Jats, the community leadership has threatened to re-launch the agitation from June 5.
At least 30 people were killed and 320 injured and property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was destroyed during the violent agitation by Jats earlier this year.
The state government then passed a law to provide reservation for Jats and five other communities under a newly carved Backward Classes ‘C’ category. However, acting on a public interest litigation, the high court stayed the legislation.