ROHTAK (TIP): In the wake of Haryana government’s favourable disposition towards the backward classes commission recommendations, that 10% reservation be provided for Jats and four other castes ( Bishnois, Jat Sikhs, Rors and Tyagis) in the state as well as Union government jobs by including them in the OBC list, the Jat groups are having second thoughts about their scheduled march to Delhi on December 16.

The Jat organizations, including the Sarv Khap Jat Mahapanchayat, will hold a meeting in Danoda Kalan village of Jind district to take a decision in the wake of the recent development. The khap panchayats of Rohtak region would congregate in Rohtak. It is also learnt that the state government has invited khap representatives to hold talks with the chief minister sometime in the next few days. “Efforts are underway to soothe the agitated Jat groups which are gearing up to resume the stir from December 16. While a section of Jat leaders has accepted the state government’s move, another section is eager to go ahead with the stir,” said a Jat leader.

Hawa Singh Sangwan, president of All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, who has been at the forefront of agitation, said, “Now, since the commission has recommended reservation for Jats, the decision on agitation should be reviewed.” The leaders of Hooda, Gathwala, Dahiya, Dhankar, Sangwan and Kadian khaps, which are based in old Rohtak region – the stronghold of Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda — too have softened their stand.