Madhya Pradesh minister feels heat for quota remark

May 29th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by admin  

Bhopal, May 29 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Backward Classes Welfare Council Thursday demanded immediate dismissal of Cooperatives Minister Gopal Bhargava fews. I will resort to legal recourse after consulting experts,” he said. Earlier, state Congress president Suresh Pachouri said, “The constitution provides for reservation for weaker sections of society and Bhargava’s observation at the Brahmin Sabha amounts to disrespect of the constitution. The chief minister should, thus, immediately dismiss him from the Cabinet.”

“Bhargava’s comments, in fact, indicated government’s anti-poor, anti-Dalit and anti-backward classes mindset,” Pachauri told IANS Thursday.

Bhargava, on the other hand, said that his statement has been distorted by Pachouri.

“I did not oppose the reservation to different sections, and did not describe anybody as ‘beggars’. I’m committed to compliance and protection of reservation provided in the constitution,” said Bhargava, adding that he had only said that Brahmins do not need reservation. “These were my personal views and I stand by it.”

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