PM Modi Asks BJP MPs to Go Aggressive on JNU Debate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the lawmakers of BJP on Tuesday to go aggressive on the JNU debate.

Published: 23rd February 2016 10:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2016 10:30 PM   |  A+A-


PM Modi | PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the lawmakers of BJP on Tuesday to go aggressive on the JNU debate.

Speaking at the BJP Parliamentary party executive committee meeting, he said, "The country is watching eagerly... I believe that Parliament's time shall be utilised and constructive dialogue will take place."

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh today briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation in violence-hit Haryana as well as about the ongoing JNU row.

During the 20-minute meeting, Singh is believed to have told PM Modi that the situation in Haryana, which was hit by Jat agitation for quota, has improved significantly following multiple action, including deployment of army and central forces, sources said.

The home minister told the prime minister that most of the blocked roads had been reopened and water supply to Delhi had resumed after intervention by the security forces, the sources said.

Curfew today remained in force in Hissar, Hansi and Bhiwani towns while a four-hour relaxation was given in the worst-hit Rohtak district.

Traffic had resumed on the arterial Ambala-Delhi Highway up to Panipat and officials hoped that as the situation normalises in Sonepat, the onward traffic would resume soon after its disruption due to the Jat agitation which has claimed 19 lives and caused extensive damage to property.

Mr Singh had announced on Sunday that a committee headed by Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been formed to look into the demand for reservation in central government jobs for Jats.

This was for the second time the home minister briefed the prime minister in as many days. Yesterday, Mr Singh told PM Modi about the meeting he had with a delegation of Jat leaders on Sunday and the decisions taken in it, sources said.

Mr Singh also apprised PM Modi on the situation in Jawaharlal Nehru University arising out of the resurfacing of five students, who were absconding after the arrest of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charge.

(With inputs from PTI)

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