Ahead of AIJASS rally, Jat lead­ers say will ex­pose Ma­lik

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - Neeraj Mo­han

AC­CUSE MA­LIK OF DI­VERT­ING FUNDS COL­LECTED FOR SE­CUR­ING RESER­VA­TION TO SET­TING UP A COACH­ING IN­STI­TUTE; HEAD OF RI­VAL FAC­TION SUBE SINGH SAMAIN CLAIMS THEY WILL HOLD A RALLY IN KAITHAL DISTRICT ON DEC 17 TO UNITE JATS

KARNAL:DAYS be­fore the All In­dia Jat Arak­shan Sang­hars Samiti (AIJASS)’S state-level rally, jat lead­ers are a di­vided lot with some of them ac­cus­ing the body’s pres­i­dent Yash­pal Ma­lik of di­vert­ing at­ten­tion from quota reser­va­tion is­sue by set­ting up a train­ing in­sti­tute at Rohtak district’s Ja­sia vil­lage.

Sube Singh Samain, who heads a ri­val fac­tion of Ma­lik’s AIJASS, ac­cused the lat­ter of ad­just­ing crores of ru­pees col­lected from the donors dur­ing the ag­i­ta­tion in the name of a train­ing in­sti­tute for Jat youths.

“Ear­lier, he col­lected money in the name Jat Global Mis­sion and now he has formed Jat Seva Sangh and set up an in­sti­tute to di­vert­ing funds col­lected for the quota ag­i­ta­tion,” Samain claimed.

Samain said he was hold­ing meet­ings in the state to ex­pose Ma­lik and now com­mu­nity mem­bers have come to know about his real face that how he was be­fool­ing them to earn crores of ru­pees. We have de­cided to hold a state-level rally at Kaithal district’s Kalayat on De­cem­ber 17 to ex­pose Ma­lik and unite Jats for the fight for reser­va­tion,” he added.

An­other Jat leader Hawa Singh Sang­wan also ac­cused Ma­lik of be­fool­ing Jats by set­ting up the in­sti­tute.

He said that even the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Ja­sia vil­lage pan­chayat were against set­ting up of the in­sti­tute.

The Jat lead­ers slammed Ma­lik for di­vid­ing peo­ple by hold­ing a rally at Ja­sia whereas a rally of the OBC (Other Back­ward Classes) com­mu­nity un­der BJP Mem­ber of

Par­lia­ment Ra­jku­mar Saini was sched­uled on the same day in Jind.

Ma­lik re­futed the al­le­ga­tions, say­ing, “Those who are op­pos­ing set­ting up of the in­sti­tute were never part of the Jat ag­i­ta­tion. They are play­ing in the hands of the gov­ern­ment to sup­press the move­ment. We have com­pen­sated all the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies as per cri­te­ria. We can­not give them com­pen­sa­tion as they wish.”

“Also the fight for reser­va­tion will con­tinue and we will hold a meet­ing in the first week of De­cem­ber and is­sue a dead­line to the gov­ern­ment. We want con­crete ac­tion and fast,” he said.

On al­le­ga­tions of mis­use of funds col­lected from the donors, he said, “We have al­ready given de­tails of col­lec­tion and ex­pen­di­ture at the district level. We pur­chased 16 acres of land for the in­sti­tute. Ev­ery­thing was done with trans­parency.”

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