Kejriwal concerned over Jat stir; talks to Rajnath, Haryana CM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday expressed concern over the ongoing Jat agitation in Haryana and discussed the issue with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

The Delhi chief minister had said in a tweet that he is worried about water supply to the national capital.

Later, in a series of tweets, Kejriwal said both Singh and Khattar have assured him that the army is being sent to Munak canal, which supplies water to south Delhi.

“Spoke to Rajnath ji also and apprised him of grave situation. He has assured that army is being sent to Munak canal,” the Delhi chief minister tweeted.

Kejriwal also spoke to Khattar, who gave a similar assurance.

“He (Khattar) has assured that he will immediately send army to ensure safety of Munak canal,” Kejriwal said.

Haryana has been on boil with Jat community agitating demanding reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

In worst hit Rohtak, looting and arson continued in the town through Friday night with unruly mobs targeting malls, shops and other buildings and many of them were set on fire.

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