Sharad Pawar On Gyanvapi Dispute: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday alleged that the controversy over Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) efforts to divert people’s attention from issues like inflation and unemployment. Asked about the controversy arising out of the claims of Shivling in Gyanvapi Masjid, he said the ruling party was deliberately raising such issues to divert people’s attention from basic issues like inflation, unemployment and law and order.
The former Union Minister said that this is a deliberate attempt to create unrest among the communities. Sharad Pawar was talking to reporters after meeting representatives of some Brahmin organizations. Pawar told reporters after the meeting here that some of the statements made by his party members have upset the community leaders. He said, “Some statements of NCP leaders caused unrest in them. I have held a meeting with our leaders and told them that they should not talk about other castes or communities. I have told my party members that they should not talk about other castes or communities. Don’t make statements about any caste or religion.”
What did Pawar say to the Brahmin organization community?
The NCP chief also said that some Brahmin organizations wanted more employment opportunities for the community. He told them that reservation is not a solution for them as statistics show that this community is well represented in jobs. The former Union minister said, “He also said that reservation should not be given to anyone. However, I said that some should get reservation.”
Promised meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
Pawar said the Brahmin leaders also demanded the formation of Parashuram Mahamandal (Nigam) for the community. The NCP chief told him that the issue came under the purview of the state government, but he promised to arrange a meeting between him and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
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