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Haryana Cabinet likely to discuss Jat reservation Bill today

Haryana Cabinet is likely to discuss the draft Bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in government jobs and educational institutions on Sunday.

The Draft Bill on reservation to Jats is likely to come up for discussion in a cabinet meeting on Sunday, an official spokesman said here on Saturday.

The BJP-led state government has said it will bring the Bill to give reservation to Jats and four other castes-Jat Sikhs, Bishnois, Tyagis and Rors in the ongoing Budget session which is scheduled to end on March 31. “We are demanding quota in existing Backward Classes (BC) category for Jats. What we have come to know is that the government is planning to give 10 per cent reservation in the Bill by creating a third category in BC quota.

“If reservation exceeds 50 per cent ceiling, the government should include the proposed legislation in the ninth Schedule of the Constitution so that it can be protected against judicial review,” said All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti President, Yashpal Malik.

“Whatever Bill is tabled in the session should be legally tenable,” he said.
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