NEW DELHI: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called on all the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Haryana for a meeting in wake of the violence across the state by the members of the Jat community demanding reservation in government jobs.
“The main priority is to ensure that if reservation is given, it is given within the constitutional framework. We discussed on how there should be no more untoward incidents as it is a sensitive issue,” Naidu told the media after the meeting.
Union Ministers Mahesh Sharma, Rao Inderjit Singh and Sanjeev Baliyan were present in the meeting along with Ashwini Chopra, BJP general secretary in-charge of Haryana Anil Jain and Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala.
“It is a constant appeal from our side to maintain peace. It’s been three days that the government has been trying to agree with all the demands of the agitators. There is development on the matter,” Balyan said.
“The meeting was focused on giving reservation to the protesting Jat community. Discussions were held with all the ministers here and it was decided that a report will be submitted to the Centre soon,” Barala said.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who was yesterday heckled by protesters and shown black flags when he visited Rohtak, met with the members of the high-level committee headed by Naidu.
The committee formed by the BJP is looking into the pros and cons of various options on the Jats’ demand.