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Brahmin meet rings SP tune

A SEEMINGLY apolitical function, the Brahmins? conference organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha, was marked by powerful political undercurrents here today. Head of Nemisharanya, Acharya Keshavanand, who also holds a senior position in the Vishwa Hindu Parisahd (VHP), called upon Brahmins to create a public opinion in Mulayam Singh Yadav?s favour in such a way so that Yadav not only completed his remaining term but also returned to power in the next elections.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 01:33 IST

A SEEMINGLY apolitical function, the Brahmins’ conference organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha, was marked by powerful political undercurrents here today.

Head of Nemisharanya, Acharya Keshavanand, who also holds a senior position in the Vishwa Hindu Parisahd (VHP), called upon Brahmins to create a public opinion in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s  favour in such a way so that Yadav not only completed his remaining term but also returned to power in the next elections.

“Press the cycle button on the voting machine to vote Mulayam Singh to power in the next election,” he urged while speaking on the occasion.

He recalled how Mulayam was considered ‘kathor’ (hard) during the Ayodhya movement in 1992 and claimed that now he had really become ‘mulayam’ (soft).

He, therefore, advised the Brahmins to bring about a change in their thinking about the Samajwadi Party chief. He appreciated the chief minister for declaring holiday on Parushram Jayanti on April 30 and asked the people to celebrate the same on a big scale everywhere in the State.

Energy Minister Shivpal Yadav who was the chief guest of the function, lauded Ashok Pathak, national president of the Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha, for holding the function and setting up a life-size statute of Bhagwan Parushram at the Ghantaghar Park in Aminabad. He announced that the park would be beautified before April 30.

Shivpal said Brahmins were the torch-bearers of the society and he and his party always had a great respect for them and would continue to do so in future. In an obvious reference to BSP chief Mayawati and general secretary SC Mishra, he said what happened at the rally recently was for everybody to see.

“Panditji was sitting behind in a remote corner while only Maharani was in the front,” he quipped, adding, “We can never give such a treatment to a Brahamin.”