Nagpur: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday opposed reservation for the affluent sections of the society while favoring a study to ascertain if the deserving backward classes were actually getting the benefits.
"There are many backward castes today. It should be studied and discussed whether the deserving castes are getting reservation benefits. This issue should be studied," RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi at a three conclave of Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha in Nagpur.
Disproving demands of reservation by the "affluent" sections of the society, Mr. Joshi said that the demand for reservation by the affluent class 'is not in the right direction'. "The people of such class should give up their right and should help the weaker section of the society. But instead of that, they are demanding reservation for themselves which is not a thinking in the right direction," he added.
While addressing a press conference Joshi said that the provisions of reservation made by BR Ambedkar were for social justice and that concept should be kept in mind by those demanding reservation today.
Pitching for social harmony, RSS fountainhead that the "members of the Hindu community are responsible" for caste-based discrimination in the society and a message should be conveyed "so that there is no discrimination, atrocities against anyone" and social harmony is maintained.