BJP Will Ultimately Toe The Line of Bhagwat on Reservation: Nitish Kumar

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015,18:47 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Patna | Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the BJP would ultimately accept the demand of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for setting up an extra constitutional authority to review reservation policy with an intention to withdraw its benefits.

The controversy erupted over the remark of RSS top boss on reservation. It appears to have given a golden opportunity to the grand alliance to make it its main poll plank in the coming assembly elections, with the Chief Minister opposing any move of the BJP to tamper with the existing policy of reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes.
At a press conference here, Mr. Kumar told media persons here that the demand of Mr. Bhagwat to constitute a committee to review the reservation policy was in utter disregard of the Constitution and democratic system of the country. The RSS chief favored participation of elite groups in committee to review the reservation policy which would ultimately recommend the ending of reservation policy itself, he charged. Despite the BJP remaining in denial mode on demand of RSS chief on
the issue, the party would have to ultimately fall in the line as any diktat of RSS boss is binding for the BJP in practice, Mr. Kumar alleged, adding that the BJP was a political outfit of the RSS since its origin as Jan Sangh. All important decisions were taken by the RSS and the BJP had the responsibility to execute the same without any iota of hesitation, he noted.

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