BJP will work for Jats' reservation, says Hema Malini

Mathura, March 26: The BJP favoured continuing reservations for Jats in jobs and a review petition with details and factual social profile of the community will be filed afresh in the apex court, said the party’s Lok Sabha member from Mathura Hema Malini. The Bhartiya Jata Party (BJP) MP along with some Jat leaders met Prime Minister rendra Modi at his residence on Thursday morning. She also met party president Amit Shah. Hema Malini told IANS over phone from Mumbai that the case had not been properly presented in the Supreme Court.

“The prime minister listened to us and promised adequate legal remedial measures would be taken soon,” she said, adding that Jats, like the Gujjars and the Yadavs, deserved reservation as they needed supportive and affirmative action to ensure they advanced socially. “Let me assure my constituents that I have today (Thursday) tried to convince the prime minister who has given his nod to legal remedy so that the policy of reservations to the Jat community continued.” “I especially came for this purpose and have now returned to Mumbai. The Jats are dear to me as others and I will do everything that benefited them. It is our government and we will do our best for them,” she said. She referred to recent tour of Mathura constituency by Jayant Choudhary of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, who tried to mobilise Jat support against the BJP government by raking up the issue of reservation for the community, which the apex court scrapped as unconstitutiol. (IANS)

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