Jat agitation: Delhi asks Haryana to ensure there is no negligence

New Delhi: With the Jat community threatening to protest yet again over their demand for reservation in government jobs, the Delhi Government has expressed hope that the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Government would not be negligent this time around and there would be no water crisis in the national capital.

Delhi Water Resource Minister Kapil Mishra told ANI the government doesn’t see any water crisis coming in as of now, adding the Munak canal is completely operational.

“Last time, though, there was negligence on the part of the Haryana Government during the Jat agitation when the canal was badly damaged by the protestors. However, this time I hope that there would not be any negligence. I hope that the water supply would remain unaffected and there would no crisis,” Mishra said.

The Haryana Government will hold talks with Jat leaders as the deadline set by the community ends today.

According to reports, the leaders will meet Haryana Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to put forth their demands.

Various Jat organisations had on Monday threatened to resume their quota agitation if the Haryana Government does not fulfill their demands by Thursday.

During the Jat agitation earlier in February, the water supply to the national capital was severely hit for about 10-15 days as the Munak Canal, from where 70 percent of capital’s need is fulfilled, was damaged by the agitators. (ANI)