But that is exactly what happened. It became a complicated exercise because the controversy was an inadvertent offshoot of an interview by RSS chief to Parivar two of mouthpieces, Panchjanya and Organiser to glorify Deen Dayal Upadhaya’s “integral humanism” as part of their foremost ideologue’s birth centenary celebrations. The statement was made by the RSS chief during his address at an inauguration of a women’s home at Bharatpur. “The RSS-BJP combine continue to spread polarising agenda to undermine the rights of deprived and underprivileged, particularly the SCs, STs and Other Backward Classes”, Surjewala alleged.
Amid the wide protests for the Patel reservation in Gujarat, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for reviewing of the reservation policy.
“BJP has distanced from Bhagwat’s views for political reasons”.
“BJP is mask of RSS…They do not have guts to go against RSS”, RJD President Lalu Prasad said while speaking at a function of a national private TV channel here.
One are the remarks by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on reservations, that have been widely interpreted as being against reservation for the most backward sections of society. Former UPA ministers and leading lights of the Congress Party, Manish Tiwari and Jitin Prasada, have pressed for such a review. He however insisted that the VHP never sought “doing away with reservation”.
RLSP said that reservations are a settled issue as mandated by the Constitution. “It seems he has no genuine issue to take up”. “There will be no change in the present reservation structure”. Elsewhere too there are agitations galore for inclusion in the reserved category.
The government has made it clear that it is not in favour of any review of the existing reservation system.
“He takes permission and orders from Sonia Gandhi and Congress party which is the opposite supreme courtroom”, Madhav stated, including,”Congress leaders are publicly stating that the reservations need to be on financial foundation”.
“Suggestion is welcome regarding the people who do not belong to this section and it is important to do something for their development”, he added. Political parties are prisoners of populism.
“While keeping the 50 per cent quota intact, the development of poor among those who are not getting the benefits of reservation, besides the Dalits and backwards, has been a key aspect of our programmes”.