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  1. After Patels in Gujarat, now Jats of UP threaten agitation for reservation

After Patels in Gujarat, now Jats of UP threaten agitation for reservation

Taking cue from Patels of Gujarat, Jats of Uttar Pradesh have threatened to launch an agitation for reservation for the community, including cutting power and water supply to Delhi.

By: | Published: August 31, 2015 9:30 PM

Taking cue from Patels of Gujarat, Jats of Uttar Pradesh have threatened to launch an agitation for reservation for the community, including cutting power and water supply to Delhi.

Vowing to have “reservation at any cost”, the community leaders at a rally here said they will also resort to blocking rail and road traffic as part of their agitation.

Former Congress MP Harendra Malik said the agitation would be taken to every part of the country.

The campaign’s chief coordinator, Dharmveer Chaudhary, said the fight for reservation would be fought on three fronts – government, court and public.

He said Jats from across the country, including Uttar Pradesh, would soon camp in Delhi and stop supply of power, water and essential commodities to press for their demand.

“We would block rail, and road traffic throughout the country if government did not meet our demands,” he said.

Chaudhary alleged that due to weak perusal of the Centre, the community suffered heavy loss as the Supreme Court struck down reservation for them under OBC category in several states.

Jat leader Chaudhary Surendra Singh said they would support Patels if the Patidar community supported their demands in return.

Hardil Hardik, the face of Patel quota stir in Gujarat, had yesterday announced plans for a nation-wide agitation seeking reservation for nearly “27 crore people” of various communities including Gujjars, Kurmis and Jats.

Earlier this week, Jats in Haryana had announced that they would launch a peaceful agitation next month to demand reservation.

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