If reservation continues for long, it will cause alienation: RSS ideologue Manmohan Vaidya

RSS ideologue Manmohan Vaidya has said that if reservation continuous for long, it will cause alienation.

If reservation continues for long, it will cause alienation: RSS ideologue Manmohan Vaidya

Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, RSS ideologue Manmohan Vaidya has said that if reservation continues for long, it will cause alienation.

Vidya, who was speaking at Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday, added that reservation should end and there should be ‘equal opportunity’ for all. He claimed that reservation kept people divided for decades.

Vidya statement has stirred a controversy after which he issued an urgent clarification that what he meant was that reservation was needed so long as social discrimination exists in the society.


Earlier RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had made a similar statement before the Bihar Assembly elections after which JD (U) and RJD made it an election issue. The BJP suffered a huge loss in the election and Lalu Prasad Yadav had later said that Bhagwat’s statement “sealed BJP’s fate” in Bihar.