RSS commits support for reservation system, cautions against politics on quota

DC CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Sep 8, 2014, 10:46 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 6:21 am IST
'Till the time there is inequality in the society, reservation is needed' RSS chief Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and VHP leader Ashok Singhal during a book release function in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
 RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and VHP leader Ashok Singhal during a book release function in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the RSS on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue.

“We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society, reservation is needed. To bring up those suffering from this inequality as equals, we need reservation. But there should not be any politics on that,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said during a book launch event here. He said for 1,000 years, those people for the benefit of the country tolerated the injustice.

 

“The reasons for which they tolerated, those reasons are no longer here now as we have gained our independence. Now our duty is to bring them up as equals. To bring them as equals, if for 100 years one has to tolerate injustice, let be it,” he said.

The RSS chief said that a society which aspires development cannot let this go on for a long time and the target of achieving equality should have been achieved after Independence.

Recalling that the mentor of Jansangh, Deendayal Upadhyay, used to say that if one has to bring everybody as equals, then those who are above the ordinary masses should bow and extend their hands to the underprivileged. “Through each other’s cooperation, everybody can become equals,” he said.

 

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