Reservation must continue: RSS chief

December 18, 2015 02:22 am | Updated March 24, 2016 10:32 am IST - Nagpur:

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Making a complete U-turn from his previous statement that the quota system needed a review, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said reservation should continue in the country as long as there was social discrimination and asserted that the Sangh was not in favour of scrapping it.

“RSS is of the firm opinion that there is no question of scrapping the reservation system. Reservation in the country should continue as long as social discrimination prevails in the Indian society,” Mr.Bhagwat said while delivering a lecture on “social assimilation” here.

Incidentally, Mr.Bhagwat’s earlier remarks on seeking a review of the reservation policy just before the Bihar Assembly polls had stirred a controversy, with many seeing it as one of the main reasons for the BJP’s debacle in the State elections.

On “social assimilation”, the RSS chief said the beginning should be from self and extended to the immediate family, extended family and society.

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