Jat quota stir: Rajasthan govt ready for talks with protestors, says official

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 June 2017, 10:09 AM
Jat quota stir: Rajasthan govt ready for talks with protestors, says official (Representational Image)
Jat quota stir: Rajasthan govt ready for talks with protestors, says official (Representational Image)

Rajasthan government on Friday agreed to hold talks with members of the Jat community who were carrying protest in Bharatpur demanding benefits of reservation under OBC category.

In the latest development on Saturday over the issue of Jat agitation, Nizamuddin-Kota special express is cancelled, Kota-Patna Express will be short originated from Mathura and two other trains are diverted 

According to District Collector of Bharatpur, Narendra Kumar Gupta, social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi along with senior officials are likely to meet the agitators late in the evening. 

“They will also hand over to the protesters a letter assuring the Jat community of being granted reservation under the OBC category,” Gupta said.
However, there is no information yet with regard to the outcome of this meeting.

In the latest development over the issue of Jat agitation, Nizamuddin-Kota special express is cancelled, Kota-Patna Express will be short originated from Mathura and two other trains are diverted 

Rail and road network remained affected in Bharatpur and neighbouring areas in Rajasthan due to stir by Jat community members demanding grant of OBC reservation benefits to the community in Dholpur and Bharatpur.

Rail and road network connecting to Bharatpur are jammed due to the agitation.

Roads connecting Mahua, Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur are blocked. State transport and private buses are being diverted to take alternative routes.

Market in Bharatpur is closed to avoid any untoward incident, SP Bharatpur Anil Kumar Tank said on Friday.

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First Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 08:06 AM
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