Hold talks and resolve agitation: Shah tells BJP Jat leaders

, 2:22 PM IST

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday instructed the party’s Haryana Jat leaders to pacify the pro-reservation agitation in the state by holding talks with the protestors, sources said.
This development came after the leaders of BJP’s Haryana unit Sanjeev Balyan, Om Prakash Dhankar, Anil Jain and Ram Lal held a meeting at party office today.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju held a meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence.

At least three protesters were reportedly killed in the clashes.

Around 150 trains have been cancelled. There have been fire incidents at Jhajjar station.

The agitating members of the Jat community are demanding their inclusion in the OBC category and thereby reservation in government jobs. (ANI)