Implement Jat demand immediately: Mayawati

February 22, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:45 am IST - Lucknow:

Neither Congress nor BJP did justice to the Jat community, says Mayawati

Neither Congress nor BJP did justice to the Jat community, says Mayawati

The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday extended full support to the demand of reservation by the Jat community and said the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana should consider it sympathetically and implement it immediately.

Neither Congress nor BJP did justice to the Jat community when in power, she said in a statement.

Ms Mayawati alleged that the BJP was following in the foot-steps of the previous Congress government, forcing the Jat community to launch an agitation demanding their inclusion among other backward class.

Resentment

Criticising the use of force and firing, she said there was extreme resentment in the community.

Leaders of various khap panchayats in Uttar Pradesh blocked several roads demanding reservation for Jats in government jobs even as security was stepped up along the UP-Haryana border in the State. -- PTI

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