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After Jat agitation, Haryana BJP to hold core group meet today

india Updated: Feb 26, 2016 15:51 IST
Jat agitation

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar speaks with people affected by the Jat agitation, in Rohtak.(PTI Photo)

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana drawing flak over the law-and-order failure due to the Jat agitation for job reservation, the core group of the party will meet at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to attend the meeting.

The Jat agitation has caused loss to public and private property, halting trade, industry and small business and transport.

The state has suffered a loss of around Rs 20,000 crore due to burning and destroying of public and private property by Jat protesters demanding reservation under the OBC category.

Trade and industry loss is maximum in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Bhiwani, Jind, Gohana, Sonipat, Kaithal, Karnal and Panipat.

Several industries that had come up in the past few years, including that of Suzuki on the Delhi-Rohtak highway, had stopped production at its Gurgaon and Maneswar plants.

Business hubs like Gurgaon, which houses top multi-national companies with back-office operations in IT and IT services was also affected by the agitation.