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Centre Intervenes, Appoints Panel to Examine Jat Quota

BJP general secretary of Haryana Anil Jain said a Bill will be brought in the Haryana Assembly for granting OBC status to the Jats.

Published: 22nd February 2016 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2016 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

CENTRE INTERVENES

NEW DELHI:  As the Jat agitation for OBC quota entered its eighth day in Haryana, the Union government on Sunday stepped in by announcing a high-powered committee to examine the reservation demand for the community in Central jobs.

CENTR.JPGThe committee, which would be headed by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, has been asked to submit a comprehensive report to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He also reviewed the situation in the troubled State with top officials, including NSA Ajit Doval and Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, besides others.

After a meeting, BJP general secretary in-charge of Haryana Anil Jain said a Bill will be brought in the Haryana Assembly for granting OBC status to the Jats. Jat Sangharsh Samiti leader Jaipal Sing Sangwan said discussions were positive.

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