CHANDIGARH: The Jat community, whose 72-hour ultimatum to the Haryana government on the quota agitation ended on Friday, put off the agitation till April 3 after agreeing to give the state government time to get a reservation Bill passed in the ongoing Assembly session that ends on March 31.
The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti president, Yashpal Malik, said, “We have given time to the Haryana government to bring and pass the Jat reservation Bill by March 31. If the government does not pass the reservation bill by the end of the session, then we shall chalk out our next course of action in our meeting on April 3 to be held in Delhi.”
The Haryana government will table the Bill during the ongoing Budget session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, said State Chief Secretary DS Dhesi, accompanied by Director General of Police YP Singal.
Dhesi said that all aspects of the Bill were being worked out. Detailed discussions had been held between officers of the State government and representatives of Jat organisations in a three-and-a-half-hour meeting on Friday, he said. Dhesi said that consensus on the setting up of a committee at the Central level had been achieved during the meetings held on February 21 and 22.