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Reservation not an issue for Sangh Parivar: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that the Sangh Parivar supports the development of all the sections in the society and that reservation is not an issue for them.

Mohan Bhagwat

Bhagwat had attracted strong criticism a few days ago after he asked for a review of the country’s current reservation policy and said that it was being used to meet political ends.

The RSS chief, speaking during the meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Valmiki Mahasabha said that RSS is always in favour of the development of the Hindus and encourages the attempts and efforts employed to curb untouchability and disparity within the community, an English daily reported.

Bhagwat had pitched for a review of the reservation policy, contending it has been used for political ends and suggesting setting up of an apolitical committee to examine who needs the facility and for how long. He said though “interest groups” do get formed in democracy, aspirations of one section should not be met at the cost of others.

“Interest groups are formed because we have certain aspirations in democracy. At the same time, we should remember that through interest groups we should not strive to address those aspirations at the cost of others. We should have integral approach of welfare for all. It is sensible to realise that my interest lies in larger national interest. Government also has to be sensitive to these issues that there should not be any agitations for them,” Bhagwat told Sangh mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ and ‘Panchjanya’ in an interview.

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