Congress terms RSS top brass’ comment on reservation anti-Dalit

New Delhi (IANS) : Condemning head of RSS’ communications department Manmohan Vaidya’s call to abolish reservation, the Congress party on Friday said that BJP and RSS’ “anti-Dalit position” stood exposed.

Congress also demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this issue.

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“BJP-RSS’ anti-Dalit stands exposed once again with RSS’ Prachar Parmukh, Manmohan Vaidya’s call to abolish reservation. Congress strongly condemns such conspiratorial agenda against India’s Dalits and poor to deny them the Constitutional guarantee of reservation,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

“Such calls are regularly made by BJP-RSS leaders before the crucial elections to polarise the voters and garner votes on casteist lines,” he added.

Surjewala recalling a similar a incident said: “Earlier also, BJP-RSS stood was exposed when RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat called for review of reservation policy for backward classes and Scheduled Castes.

“Similiar was the statement made by former union minister of BJP C.P.Thakur and other leaders. Modi government has been surreptitiously following the RSS agenda through its actions and policies including systematic withdrawal of schemes for backward classes and by imposing budgetary cuts,” he added.

“We call upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologize and assure the nation that such conspiracies would be checked,” said Surjewala.

Manmohan Vaidya, head of the RSS’ communications department, sparked a row here on Friday, saying that no reservations should continue for a long time and that the reason behind the poor socio-economic status of the Muslims is because a vast majority of them belong to economically backward states.