Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was heckled by angry residents today when he visited Rohtak, the district worst affected by the 10-day Jat agitation, which has cost the state an estimated 34,000 crore in business losses.
As slogans were raised against him in Rohtak, the chief minister assured the people that they would be “fully compensated” for their losses in the looting and destruction of property during the violent protests.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has today asked the Haryana government to file a status report on the agitation by Monday next. Haryana has been held hostage for the last 10 days by the Jat protestors who are demanding reservation in colleges and government jobs.
Two people were killed in fresh violence in Rohtak and Sonepat yesterday, taking the total number of deaths in the protests to 18. More than 200 people have been injured. Over 500 factories closed.