Attempting to sway Jat voters in Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat districts, Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti has openly declared to support chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the assembly polls.
Indian National Lok Dal’s jailed supremo Om Prakash Chautala had also focused on Jind and Sonepat districts, where Jat voters hold the key to victory, during his brief poll campaign.
Addressing a press conference at Sonepat on Monday, OP Sindhu, national president of Jat Arakshan Samiti, said on the lines of ‘Arakshan do - vote lo’ they have declared to support the Congress candidates. Making a ground for the Congress, he said Hooda had not only given reservation to Jats and other castes in the state but the community had been benefited at the Centre also.
Admitting that an anti-Congress environment is prevailing in the country and while defending Hooda, he said the chief minister was not responsible for ‘misdeeds of the previous UPA government’ so Jats should collectively support him.