Mayawati joins Jat's water war on jobs
Posted online: 2010-06-15 11:30:31+05:30
LucknowEven as Jat leaders in Uttar Pradesh on Monday decided to call
of their agitation demanding quota for the community in government
jobs, Chief Minister Mayawati supported their demand saying they
should be included in the list of backward class at the national
"Though Jats have been included in backward category list in UP, this
has not been done at the national level. Our party and government is
of the view that the community should be included in this category
nationally," the UP Chief Minister said in a statement here .
However, she said the Jats should not have blocked water supply to
Delhi to press for their demand saying disrupting water supply during
summer is not justified on human grounds.
They should go to Delhi and present their demand to the Centre
peacefully and not resort to any method that causes inconvenience to
people, she said.
"The method adopted by the Jat community to press for their demand of
inclusion in backward category at the national level was not justified
as it causes inconvenience to the people," Mayawati said.
"The Jat community should go to Delhi and present their side
peacefully in a disciplined manner as UP has no role in this issue,"
the CM said.
The agitation by Akhil Bharatiya Jat Sangarsh Samiti (ABJSS) in
Muradnagar in Ghaziabad since last night had hit water supply across
the national capital from the Upper Ganga Canal.
However, they suspended their agitation after talks with government officials.
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