Reservation row: Jat leaders meet Haryana CM Khattar

New Delhi : A Jat delegation is presently holding parleys with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the reservation issue.

The delegation, which consists of Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan and various senior Jat leaders, are meeting Khattar at the Haryana Bhawan here.

A meeting between Jat organisations and Haryana Chief Secretary D.S. Dhesi and Director General of Police Yash Pal Singal in Chandigarh yesterday ended on a positive note, with the Jats agreeing to give the government time till April 3 to get a reservation Bill passed during the ongoing Assembly session that ends on March 31.

The Jat leaders had convened a meeting on March 14 and had handed the government a 72-hour ultimatum to fulfill seven demands.

Keeping in view the sensitivity of the issue, the state government had on Friday morning blocked Internet and bulk message services in Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonipat. They were restored in the evening.

The Haryana Government has stepped up security in many towns as the deadline issued by the Jat community to accept their demand for quotas ended yesterday. (ANI)