' Govt ready to tackle rerun of Jat protest'.
APPREHENDING a February- like situation, the Haryana government on Saturday said that it was prepared to deal with any threat and will not allow the recurrence of the violence which rocked the state during Jat reservation protest.
" We would not allow the recurrence of a February- like situation in the state. The state government is fully prepared to deal with any threat," said Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu.
Captain Abhimanyu parried questions on DGP K P Singh who created a controversy by saying that people can kill to prevent murder and arson. " Only DGP could explain it," Captain Abhimanyu said.
Attacking the Congress, Abhimanyu said the recent violence during the Jat stir in the state was not caste- based or related to the issue of reservation, but the leaders of the Congress had used the youth of the state to spread unprecedented political and criminal violence in a wellplanned manner.
Abhimanyu said that former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, had mentioned his kinship with Sudeep Kalkal, who allegedly masterminded the conspiracy to set his Rohtak home ablaze.
" Hooda should explain his business and family ties with Sudeep Kalkal, who gave him a job in the agency of Ford, who got his wife appointed in Khanpur College, who got his mother- in- law appointed as member of Consumer Forum and who instigated the riots after gathering 35 community members and lawyers," Captain Abhimanyu said.
Meanwhile, sensing a backlash from the Jat community, the state government has slapped sedition charges on four prominent Jat leaders.
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