Amritsar, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

All India Jat Maha Sabha today held Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal responsible for the denial of the benefits of reservation under OBC category to Jats of Punjab.

Addressing a news conference here today, the Secretary General of the Maha Sabha Yudhvir Singh and vice president Harpal Singh said, Badal deliberately delayed the matter as he feared that the Congress will get the advantage for it. They said, for this petty political interest Badal denied the reservation benefits to the educated Jat youth of Punjab, who include both Hindu and Sikh Jats.

"Had Badal not delayed the process today the Jat youth would be entitled to reservation in Indian Civil Services, other government of India services and higher education institutions under OBC category", they said.

Yudhvir Singh said, the president of the Jat Maha Sabha, Capt Amarinder Singh had continuously been reminding Badal about the urgency of submitting the proposal to the government of India so that the reservation benefits could be extended to Punjab also. "But Badal thought that if he did so the Congress might get the benefit in elections so he delayed the matter", the Jat leader said.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)