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We support reservation, needless row created over Bhagwat's remark: RSS

RSS said it has made it clear that it supports reservation for Dalits, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and those getting it on to economic grounds

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

The RSS on Monday dismissed as "needless" the row over its chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on reservation, asserting that he merely stressed on the need for mutual talks in harmony within society to address any issue.

RSS' 'prachar pramukh' (publicity head) Arun Kumar said in a tweet that his organisation has made it clear time and again that it fully supports reservation for Dalits, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and those getting it on to economic grounds.

"A needless controversy is being sought to be created over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address at a programme in Delhi. He merely stressed on the importance of addressing issues in society through mutual talks in harmony and called for considering a sensitive issue like reservation in a similar manner," Kumar said.

Bhagwat had said on Sunday that there should be conversation in harmonious atmosphere between those in favour of reservation and those against it.

Opposition parties like the Congress and the BSP used it to hit out at the BJP and its ideological fountainhead RSS.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Bhagwat's remarks had exposed "anti Dalit-backward" face of the RSS-BJP.

First Published: Mon, August 19 2019. 19:00 IST
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