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BJP pitches for social harmony in its two-day executive meet in Gurgaon

Stung by Jat agitation which took the lives of 30 people and left 320 injured in February, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state has decided to foster social harmony through social events to commemorate personalities from different castes.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 20, 2016 12:21 IST
Rashpal Singh
Stressing on social harmony, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also told executive members that the state government’s job was not only development but also to streamline the social system.
Stressing on social harmony, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also told executive members that the state government’s job was not only development but also to streamline the social system.(HT Photo)

Stung by Jat agitation which took the lives of 30 people and left 320 injured in February, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state has decided to foster social harmony through social events to commemorate personalities from different castes.

The party, during its two-day state executive meeting held in Gurgaon, decided that anniversaries and martyrdom days of renowned personalities from all sections of the society will be celebrated at the block and district levels in which party workers will play vital role.

“Jat agitation was a part of a conspiracy and due to gaps in the social fabric that caused social disharmony. We want to bridge that gap and restore harmony among all sections of the society,” said party president Subhash Brala.

“There are national level personalities like Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Saint Kabir. We will identify state-level personalities from all sects and celebrate their anniversaries or martyrdom days,” said Brala. He said the state government did its best to secure reservation for Jats and other backward communities and is still committed to the cause.

Stressing on social harmony, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also told executive members that the state government’s job was not only development but also to streamline the social system.

“People’s state of mind has to be changed. BJP workers should work in the direction where all think about the state’s welfare,” said Khattar at the concluding session of the meeting on Sunday.

About 300 party leaders attended the two-day meet that was held for the first time after the formation of the new executive in May.