In a continued protest, the Jats of Bharatpur-Dholpur in Rajasthan have been demonstrating for the last 23 days, advocating for OBC (Other Backward Classes) reservation at the Centre. As part of their movement, a chakka jam (roadblock) was announced on the Mumbai-Delhi railway track on Wednesday.
Following talks between the state government and the Jat delegation on Tuesday, which were reportedly positive, the chakka jam was temporarily postponed. However, the community has asserted that the Mahapadav (grand sit-in) will persist.
The state government has provided written assurance to the Jat delegation, committing to engage in discussions with the Central Government within three days.
A recent meeting in Jaipur involved a committee of eight members led by Nem Singh Faujdar, the convener of the Bharatpur-Dholpur Reservation Struggle Committee, and representatives from the Rajasthan Government Committee.
Participants from the state government included Minister Kanhaiyalal Chaudhary, Minister Avinash Gehlot, Home Secretary Anand Kumar, and Social Welfare Department Secretary Hemant Gera. During the meeting at Vidyut Bhawan in Jaipur, the state government conveyed its commitment to initiating talks with the central government within the stipulated three days. Additionally, discussions with the Minister and Secretary of the National Other Backward Classes Commission were assured.
Faujdar, the committee coordinator, stated that the ongoing protest would persist until the demand for reservation is met. While anticipating a positive outcome following talks with the state government, he highlighted that the government has provided written assurance that discussions will take place with the Central Government in Delhi within three days.