RSS issues official stand on reservation issue
Ahmedabad, Jan 21(ANI): Issuing an official statement on Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) reservation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Sahsarakaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale on Saturday said that some miscreants are trying to malign the organisation’s image by creating controversy. On Friday, RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya had back tracked, post the massive furore, on his comment at the Jaipur Literature festival that ‘Reservation fuels separatism’, and later had said that reservation is essential for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. He further asserted that the RSS is only against reservation based on religion. Condemning the reservation controversy, Hosabale said that RSS’s stand is pro-reservation and the RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya’s Father MG Vaidya’, statement on Saturday morning, “no country’s constitution guarantees reservations for a section of the community for ever. It goes against the principle of equality. (Give them) opportunities, not reservations” is his personal view.