So the Jats had the last laugh.
The Haryana Assembly on Tuesday unequivocally and unanimously passed the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in services and admission in educational institutions) Bill 2016 and Haryana Backward Classes Commission Bill 2016.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal himself tabled both bills in the Assembly.
According to government run Prasar Bharti, they’ll get a 10 per cent reservation in class 3 and class 4 posts and six percent in class 1 and class 2 posts.
The smart Congress legislators kept themselves away from the session.
The Jat agitation was one of the most shameful cases of arson in the country. Some 30 people were killed and 320 injured in the nine days of February during which property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was destroyed.
It was only when the Army was called in that the agitations came under control.
But BJP MP from Kurukshetra Rajkumar Saini differed:
Under pressure today democracy has been murdered-BJP MP Rajkumar Saini on Jat Quota Bill passed in Haryana Assembly pic.twitter.com/hGPYL94Qco — ANI (@ANI_news) March 29, 2016
Under pressure today democracy has been murdered-BJP MP Rajkumar Saini on Jat Quota Bill passed in Haryana Assembly pic.twitter.com/hGPYL94Qco
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 29, 2016
The Jats had threatened another round of agitations if the Manohar Lal Khattar led BJP Government in Haryana failed to meet their demand by March 31. Before this too they had repeatedly threatened the government with more agitations.