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NCP hopes for solution over Jat reservation issue

ANI  |  New Delhi /Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

With the Jat protestors postponing their 'Gherao', the Nationalist Party (NCP) on Monday expressed hope for some solution over the community's reservation issue.

"It's a big relief because the entire was under stress. The Police Commissioner and administration were also preparing to counter it by ensuring that there is no law and order problem, no traffic jam and no inconvenience to the people. It is good that with the Chief Minister they had negotiation and they have deferred the agitation for the time being which certainly is a very good move," leader Majeed Memon told ANI.

Asserting that he would always appreciate and encourage the issues to be sorted out by sitting across the table, Memon said that both sides have to be flexible and there should be no rigidity.

"Within the framework of law and under the Constitution, the demands are to be received by the authorities and must be considered sympathetically.

I hope that some solution would be found out in days to come," he added.

Echoing similar views, another leader Nawab Malik pinned hope that the Jat reservation matter is solved before the proposed agitation.

"The previous UPA government had provided reservation to the Jat community but for certain reasons it could not get along in courts. The Jat community considers itself to be backward. The government has 15 days time to solve the matter," he added.

The Jat protesters yesterday postponed the 'Kooch' following discussing the matter with the Haryana Government.

"Suspended Kooch after agreement with the Haryana Government on all issues," Jat leader Yashpal Malik told the media.

With an intention of pacifying the protesters, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the Jat reservation process at the Centre will begin after appointment of chairman and members of Commission for Backward Classes.

The Chief Minister also appealed to the people to cooperate in order to maintain peace and harmony.

Hoping to build a consensus between the Jat community and the government, All-India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) leader Yashpal Malik yesterday said they had seven issues which could only be resolved through a dialogue, while confirming that the Jat community would meet the Haryana Chief Minister.

The development came hours after Khattar urged the protestors to meet him and other ministers ahead of the agitation.

Khattar said the government was serious about the issues of the Jat community and assured them of resolving the issue soon.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 07:22 IST