The Jats announced a change in their modus operandi. Revealing their plans of protest in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the senior leaders of Jat organizations and Khap Panchayats said that the members of the community will vote against BJP in both states in the next addembly elections.
“We have decided to shun the violent mode of protest and work for defeat of BJP in assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as the party has cheated the Jats on reservation issue in Haryana,” shares Omvir Singh, founder of Vishwa Jat Manch.
During their meeting the Jats passed five resolutions – Judicial probe into the violence allegedly by the Jats during the protests in the state in February and release of “innocent” Jats arrested in Haryana and reservation to the community under OBC category as has been done in UP, Rajasthan and other states where the community has a sizeable presence.
Further Singh clarified that the Jat organisations from Haryana, Delhi, UP and Delhi will demonstrate peacefully at Ramlila Gorund on 28 September to force the BJP government in Haryana to immediately stop its work of “dividing” the people in the state on caste lines.