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Brahmins oppose reservation in higher education

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Apr 30 (UNI) Opposing the proposed reservation in higher education by the UPA government, a Brahmin rally on the occasion of the Pashuram Jayanti today demanded proportionate representation in politics, education and other social and economic sector.

The rally, convened by Uttar Pradesh entertainment minister Harishanker Tiwari, was attended by political figures, saints and people from all sections of the society.

With the presence of saints like Basudevanand Saraswati Maharaj of Badrika Peth and Narendranand Saraswati of Kashi Peth, Virbhadra Mishra, president of Sankta Mochan Temple -- Varanasi, Kaushal Kishorji alias Falhari Baba, the rally was attended by large number of people from acloss over UP.

Prominent politicians present on the occasion include Congress MP from Varanasi Rajesh Mishra, BJP MLA Uday Bhan Kanwariya, state minister Shyam Sunder Sharma and BJP leader Bharat Tripathi.

Addressing the rally, Harishanker Tiwari said the new reservation policy would further divide the society and demanded the reservation to be made on the basis of economic status.

He said then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had also admitted through his letter to all Chief Ministers dated June 27, 1961 that reservation had created differences in the society.

''Mr Arjun Singh should now check the facts of the letter written by Nehru before going for another round of reservation.'' Calling upon the Brahmins to unite and disquade the political parties from using community as vote bank, he said only united efforts could save the community from playing in the hands of political organisations.

The speakers in the rally stressed the need for revival of old culture and traditions and adequate representation in politics, education and other social sector.

The rally passed a resolution to set up Brahma Sansad, Parshuram temple and Vedic School in each district.


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