New Delhi: The Centre, after holding talks with the Jat Community on Wednesday, has asked for three days to consider their demands.

Home Minister P Chidambaram and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik after meeting the Jat leaders, said that the government would need three days to consult ministries, including law, to conclude the matter.

Terming the meet as ‘positive’, Chidambaram assured that all the demands will be seriously considered and urged the community to stop the agitation.

Jat leader Yashpal Malik said that main leaders of the Jat Community will huddle and decide to call off the agitation till next meet with Centre. He said that the Jat leaders even tried meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but they were asked to put forth their demands in front of Chidambaram and Wasnik.

The Jat Community, agitating since March 5, is demanding OBC quota in the Central jobs. The week-long Jat stir has badly hit the rail services with protesters squatting on rail tracks.


JPN/ Bureau