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Jat reservation under special provision: Khattar

Rohtak: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today ruled out disturbing the 27 per cent quota meant for Other Backward Classes in the state and said Jats will be given reservation under a separate provision.

“The state government would not disturb the quota of 27 per cent reservation meant for the OBCs. The government would make a separate provision for their (Jats) reservation,” he told reporters here.

As soon as he reached Rohtak, his official car was gheraoed by angry people who raised slogans like “Haryana police murdabad” over the state police’s alleged failure in controlling the violent situation.

Referring to the surfacing of an audio clip purportedly of a close aide of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Khattar said it would be thoroughly investigated.

“If the involvement of any person belonging to any political party or organisation is found, he will not be spared,” he asserted.

Describing the incidents of arson and violence as “unfortunate”, he urged the people to remain calm and patient. The state government would estimate losses suffered by the people after gathering full information, he said.

Khattar also said ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh would be given to the next of kin of “innocent persons” killed during the agitation after investigations. Besides, government job would be given to one member of the family of the deceased.