Organiser Pitches for Vigorous Implementation of Reservation
‘It is unfortunate people who thrive on a divisive & violent ideology are trying to appropriate legacy of Dr Ambedkar’ ‘RSS, BJP Protecting Manu’s Ideology’
tive legacy” published in pro-RSS journal ‘Organiser’ magazine.
“There is a need to implement the spirit of reservation more vigorously and genuinely, beyond short-term political considerations, so that we can attain the social equality and fraternity expected by Babasaheb as early as possible,” it said. The editorial said a more ‘sinister attempt’ is being made by people responsible for the partition of this motherland, to forge an alliance with some Ambedkarite groups. From Vedas to the modern Constitutionalism propounded by Babasaheb Ambedkar “is our collec- tive legacy and it is the heritage of this motherland, which as children of this revered tradition, it is our duty not only to cherish but to nurture this legacy,” it said. Describing Ambedkar as a ‘feather in the cap in this tradition of devout children’, the journal said, “It is unfortunate that the people who thrive on a foreign, divisive and violent ideology, are conveniently trying to appropriate the legacy of Dr Ambedkar, forgetting the fact that it was Babasaheb who revived the reformist zeal of our ancient civilisation in the modern era, along with Dr Hedgewar.”
Hitting out at the RSS and the BJP, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said while his party was trying to destroy Manu’s ideology of caste system, they were trying to protect it. Addressing a rally here as part of BR Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations, he said: “The Congress talks about equality... the RSS and the BJP protects Manu’s ideology. This is the truth of our country.”