BJP, JD(S) promise development authority for Brahmin community

With Assembly elections round the corner, the BJP and the JD(S) leaders on Saturday went all out to please the Brahmin community.

Participating in the Bengaluru Mahanagara Viprara Samavesha organised by Akhila Karnataka Brahmana Mahasabha, JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy said that if his party comes to power, his government would set up a Brahmin Development Authority, as demanded by the Mahasabha.

Over and above this, his government would also create a Vipra Nidhi and set aside Rs 100 crore for it, he added.

“The Siddaramaiah government had announced the setting up of an authority. However, there is information that this proposal has been dropped. The government should work for the welfare of all sections of society. Establishment of the authority is your fair claim,” the former chief minister added.

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa also assured to set up the authority and earmark Rs 25 crore for the same. “We will also give Rs 10 crore for the development of Gundu Rao Community Hall and increase the honorarium for priests. It is the duty of the government to redress grievances of the community,” he added.

Earlier, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said that there was need for according reservation for the community members in employment and education, like in other states.

In addition to the demand for setting up the development authority, the Mahasabha has sought 10 acres for starting a school and a college.

With Assembly elections round the corner, the BJP and the JD(S) leaders on Saturday went all out to please the Brahmin community.

Participating in the ‘Bengaluru Mahanagara Viprara Samavesha’ organised by Akhila Karnataka Brahmana Mahasabha, JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy said that if his party comes to power, his government would set up a Brahmin Development Authority, as demanded by the Mahasabha.

Over and above this, his government would also create a ‘Vipra Nidhi’ and set aside Rs 100 crore for it, he added.

“The Siddaramaiah government had announced the setting up of an authority. However, there is information that this proposal has been dropped. The government should work for the welfare of all sections of society. Establishment of the authority is your fair claim,” the former chief minister added.

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa also assured to set up the authority and earmark Rs 25 crore for the same. “We will also give Rs 10 crore for the development of Gundu Rao Community Hall and increase the honorarium for priests. It is the duty of the government to redress grievances of the community,” he added.

Earlier, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said that there was need for according reservation for the community members in employment and education, like in other states.

In addition to the demand for setting up the development authority, the Mahasabha has sought 10 acres for starting a school and a college.

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