Shouldn’t a brahmin be a Chief Minister ? Isn’t he a citizen of this country ?

Points raised by Vishwaprasanna Teertha Swamiji of Pejawar Muth, Karnataka !

Madduru – If a brahmin is going to be a Chief Minister, let him be. Is there any rule that says a brahmin shouldn’t be a Chief Minister ? Isn’t he a citizen of this country, asked Vishwaprasanna Teertha Swamiji of Pejawar Muth, Udupi while talking to reporters in response to a statement made by the former Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy related to brahmins.

Vishwaprasanna Teertha Swamiji said further that talking against brahmins is not a new thing. We have heard about anti-brahmin talks. Such incidents increase as elections will approach. Brahmins never raise their voice against such talks. Brahmins have no manpower; they are in minority; therefore, people talk anything about them. How many brahmins have been given candidature by Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (secular) ? Anything is said against brahmins, but people should talk only when they have proof. The whole community is criticised for a wrong done by one person from the community, which is not fair, and it doesn’t happen in the case of other communities. Nobody should be done injustice in a democratic society. It is improper to criticise any religion in a democratic nation.

What did Kumaraswamy say ?

H D Kumaraswamy had said earlier, “The brahmin Chief Minister of Karnataka (Pralhad Joshi) selected by RSS is not a brahmin from our old Karnataka. He (Pralhad Joshi) belongs to a lineage that has the DNA of the Peshwas from Maharashtra who had attacked Sringeri Mutt.” It is said that in the forthcoming State assembly elections in Karnataka, Pralhad Joshi would become the Chief Minister when BJP comes to power. Against this background, Kumaraswamy made such a statement.