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Guj brahmins seek salary for priests, quota

Oct 04 2015 : The Times of India (Chennai)
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Amid the ongoing agitation by Patels for quota, an organisation of brahmins in Gujarat has demanded reservation for community members in government jobs and educational institutes in the state. All Gujarat Brahm Samaj also wants the govern ment to pay monthly salary to brahmin priests serving in temples across the state.

The Samaj officer-bearers held a day-long meeting on Friday and passed a number of resolutions in support of their various demands, including reservation and salary for brahmin priests, its president Shailesh Joshi said.

Briefing news persons at the end of meeting, Joshi said “the BJP government in Gujarat should follow the example of the Tamil Nadu government and give monthly salary to all the temple priests in the state.“ He said the government should set up a Brahmin Vikas Board to look after 55 lakh economically weaker brahmins, whose population in Gujarat he put at 62 lakhs.

Joshi said the Samaj wants the state to grant reservations solely on the basis of economic criterion. economic condition, not on castes.

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