Manjit heads J&K Jat Sabha

Jat leaders joining hands as show of strength along with newly elected president of the All J&K Jat Sabha, S Manjit Singh at a press conference in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Jat leaders joining hands as show of strength along with newly elected president of the All J&K Jat Sabha, S Manjit Singh at a press conference in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

‘Include Jats in OBC category’
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 1: Former minister and senior Congress leader from Vijaypur, S Manjit Singh has been unanimously installed as new president of All J&K Jat Sabha.
This announcement was made by former MLA Gandhi Nagar and president J&K Jat Sabha, Ch Piara Singh during a press conference, in presence of senior Jat leaders, Sham Choudhary (former BJP Minister), Ex-MP Tarlok Singh Bajwa (PDP) , former minister Ch Gharu Ram (Cong), Surinder Choudhary (MLC-PDP), Vikram Randhawa (MLC-BJP) and former NC leader, Taranjit Singh Tony. Ch Piara Singh offered his resignation voluntarily on the health grounds after serving the community for about three decades.
While addressing press conference Ch Piara Singh said that he was not keeping well for the last several years, therefore, he decided to quit. He said after consultations with all the senior and other members of the Sabha, it was unanimously decided to install senior member and a leading lawyer, S Manjit Singh as next president. He said that the new executive body of the Sabha will also be announced shortly.
Piara Singh demanded that Jat community being socially and economically backward, should be included in the OBC category and at least one member from the community be inducted as Member Public Service Commissioner. He said not even single member of the Jat community was ever inducted as PSC member despite the fact that many people from the community retired as top Army, Police and Civil officers.
He said that for conducting special recruitment in Army and Para military forces for border youth, Govt has decided to cover area upto 10 kms. He said the actual victims of the border firing are people living within 5 kms of border belt and they should be the actual beneficiaries. He demanded that Govt must review its decision. He said the land of many border farmers are under mines and they are not being paid compensation.
While welcoming the Govt decision to release Rs 5.50 lakhs in favour of refugees, Piara Singh demanded that Govt should release one more compensation installment of Rs 25 lakh per family.
Manjit Singh expressed gratitude to the community and all the senior members and claimed that he would try his best to serve the community as per his capacity and also sought support of all the senior members.

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