Bengaluru: For the first time in recent years, Chief Minister Siddramaiah attended a Brahmin community convention in his home town Mysuru on Sunday. Siddaramaiah who is often criticised as an anti-Brahmin leader used the occasion to make it clear that he is neither anti-Hindu nor anti-Brahmin. He also put it straight that the state government will not form Brahmin Development Corporation as announced by the social welfare minister H Anjaneya.
“Definitely, I am not going to form the corporation. But my government will try to launch a project to help the poor from the community,” he announced pointing out that Brahmins are not educationally backward and hence there is no question of reservation.
MLA M K Somasekar who was the chief guest of the event informed that it was Ramanujacharya, a Brahmin who first started Dalit empowerment by giving deeksha to dalits.
Speaking on the occasion, KPCC working president Dinesh Gundurao informed that Brahmin, Arasu and Vaishya communities have no government support schemes.