New Delhi: Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh on Thursday threatened to relaunch massive agitation on October 5 if the government refused to withdraw cases lodged against the community. Talking to reporters, Singh said, “State government has assured us of talks today evening, if our demands are not fulfilled then from tomorrow we will launch a massive agitation demanding reservation for Jats.”
Congress MLA was arrested on Tuesday demanding the withdrawal of cases lodged against Jat community members during their June 2017 stir for reservation in state jobs and educational institutions.
Mr. Singh, a Jat community leader, was arrested along with his supporters in Bharatpur, demanding either withdrawal of cases or filing of charge-sheets in them within three days.
Maintaining that a political decision by the chief minister can resolve the issue, Mr. Singh had given an ultimatum of three days to the government and said he would launch another agitation if no progress was made.
“72 cases were lodged during the agitation which was held to demand reservation for Jat community in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts. The government had assured to withdraw the cases but no progress has taken place in one year,” Mr. Singh had said.
(With PTI inputs)