By:- Karan Arora
Jat protesters in Rohtak and adjoining districts on 12 March burnt statue of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and observed ‘Black Holi’ at the ongoing dharnas for their demands, including reservation and withdrawal of cases against the community youths in connection with last year’s stir.
Visibly upset with the BJP’s spectacular victory in Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly elections, All India Jat Aarakshan Samiti (AIJASS) president Yashpal Malik, who hails from UP and had been saying that BJP will not get Jats’ support in the state, said the saffron polarized the electorate on communal lines and secured the Jat votes as well.
“He said while addressing protesters at Jassia village in Rohtak, we will not be disappointed. It’s because of our movement that BJP president Amit Shah had to repeatedly say in his election rallies in UP that they are with the Jat community. Our protest made them nervous and they had to hold meetings with local Jat leaders to win their confidence,” he said while addressing protesters at Jassia village in Rohtak.
Hitting back at finance minister Captain Abhimanyu for criticizing him, Malik said, that it was now the BJP’s turn to support the Jat community and accept its demands after the party’s landslide victory in UP.
“The BJP has won in UP and the Captain is being arrogant in Haryana. He should resign and contest the elections again to see where he stands.”
Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu on 12 March lashed out at Jat leader Yashpal Malik, who had been claiming that the saffron party would face defeat in up as Jats would not vote for it.
UP elections have exposed Yashpal Malik. He has no place to even hide his face, “Abhimanyu said while talking to media persons here.
He said, “Malik is only trying to create a divide in society. Around 90% votes for the BJP in UP came from the farming community, who have trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.”
And, on 20 March the Jat protesters are going ahead to Delhi and theirs plan is to gherao parliament and if government accept their demand then they’ll end their agitation.