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Ensure no glitches in enforcing Jat quota: BJP to govt

The principal opposition party claimed that it was the Vajpayee-led NDA government that first provided reservation to Rajasthan jats by including them in central list of OBC and that Congress party was never serious on the issue.

‘BJP finally welcomes the culmination of this struggle and the inclusion of the jats in the central list of OBCs... But we express our concern at the timing of this announcement.

‘BJP expresses its concern and would like to request the government to ensure that there is no glitch left in giving this reservation to jats in the central list,’ BJP Spokesperson Capt Abhimanyu told reporters.

He said the present decision is under pressure of the Jat agitation, due to political pressures keeping in view the forthcoming elections and to save its losing ground.

‘It smacks of their ulterior politically-motivated agenda. Also some analysts have expressed their doubts and raised issues about some technical and legal formalities in giving this reservation.

‘But to regain the lost ground and only for the ulterior motive for temporary political gains Congress party feels that it needs to give reservation to Jats in the last cabinet meeting of the UPA government,’ he said.
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