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Haryana CM has invited us for talks: Jat leader Yashpal Malik

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today said he has been invited by for talks in tomorrow, which is being seeing as a move to pacify the Jats who have threatened to disrupt Amit Shah's February 15 bike rally.

All Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) chief had cited non-fulfilment of the group's a number of demands as the reason behind the plan to block the BJP national president's rally in Jind with nearly 50,000 tractor trolleys.

"We have been invited for talks with the CM tomorrow at Bhawan in Delhi," he said this evening, adding the information regarding the talks was communicated to him by the Rohtak range IG.

"A group of 50 to 60 people from our side will participate in the meeting to press for acceptance of our demands," Malik said while making it clear that the threat of disrupting Shah's rally would stand unless their demands were met by the government.

said the has invited for a meeting tomorrow in the wake of his threat that he would oppose the BJP chief's rally.

Malik has threatened to hold "Bhaichara Nyaya Yatra" at Jind on February 15 to seek answers from the government for allegedly not fulfilling the promises made to the Jat community.

The Jats have been demanding quota in jobs and education institutes, withdrawal of all cases registered against community members and suitable compensation to those who were injured in the reservation stir in 2016.

Meanwhile, Haryana's (Home) S S Prasad and DGP B S Sandhu met Union Rajiv Gauba in New today to discuss the and order situation arising out of Yashpal Malik's threat of disrupting Amit Shah's rally.

"We discussed the call given by the and how to maintain We had sought 150 companies of central forces and the asked about the deployment plan of forces and police force and what will be the strategy to deal the situation," Prasad said.

"We are hoping that a solution will come out through dialogue," he said.

Notably, the government had recently given its nod to withdrawal of 70 FIRs registered in connection with the February 2016 Jat quota stir violence.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 20:40 IST