Raking up a controversy, Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Saturday described both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dr B R Ambedkar as "Brahmins", and Lord Krishna as an "OBC" who was "made God" by Rishi Sandipani.
"No hesitation in saying that BR Ambedkar is a Brahmin. There is nothing wrong with calling a learned person a Brahmin. In that context, I will say that PM Narendra Modi is also a Brahmin," Trivedi said while addressing a "Mega Brahmin Business Summit" in Gandhinagar.
Trivedi said that Brahmin community has never been power hungry in fact Brahmin played the key role in the success of kings like Chandragupta Maurya and Lord Rama.
"Brahmins made the gods, and I have always said that Lord Ram was a Kshatriya, but it was the rishis and munis (monks) who made him god," said Trivedi, reports Indian Express.
The shepherd of Gokul today we would refer to him as an OBC who made this OBC a god? It was Sandipani Rishi, a Brahmin," Trivedi said, referring to Lord Krishna. Brahmins safeguarded the Sanskrit language, he said: "Bhagwan Vyas, the son of Matsyakanya, was made a god by the Brahmins."
Rajendra Trivedi, former BJP MLA from Vadodara spoke in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel at the event.