India is one country that is now being rated as a growing superpower and almost on par with other developed countries. However, it must be said that there are still few deep rooted values that drive not just the mentality of the people but also the entire society. Top among that happens to be the caste. Speaking about it, call it a case of ill luck or anything but those who are born as Brahmins are registering themselves on paper as those at the top of the ladder but in reality they are the ones who are being suppressed and are deprived of financial securities. This is seen mostly in politics and movies and a classic example for that is the exit of Parakala Prabhakar from PRP which leaves them with no Brahmin.
There seems to be a hatred of sorts few parties tend to have. When it comes to the TDP, the presence is quite minimal and it must be recalled that when Chandrababu Naidu was the CM, his lobby of think tank- the bureaucrats were mainly Brahmins (about 50%) during his first term but by the second term, most of them were dislocated and the result for CBN is known. The reasons for the dislocation are ill-treatment and insult conferred for them as many say. The only Brahmin candidate who got ticket from TDP this time is Rambhotla Sudheesh. That was given just for the sake of giving, say some Brahmin association members.
For now, it is only the Congress party that has a reasonable presence of Brahmin contingent and it has been able to thrive on creating uniformity across all communities. On the brighter side, it must be said that in Uttar Pradesh, the presence of Brahmins is quite strong and they also are quite united. This can be seen in the holy towns of UP where the Pandas tend to rule the roost in a big way. Recently, the state of Tamilnadu which has got a strong presence of the Brahmin community witnessed a new and a huge protest. This was by the Tamil Brahmins who were led by the famous comedian and actor S V Shekar. Their demand was to provide them with quotas and questioned the basis of how they are treated to injustice because of their caste. This was a rather thought provoking and sensible protest that was made by them.
Overall, it is being seen that the supposedly highest caste is being given the lowest preference and there are many examples such as that of late Boodaraju Radhakrishna who was the pillar for Eenadu Journalism and even today many journos take his name. The think tank that worked for the growth of Eenadu was Brahmin community but they were kicked out by Ramoji Rao in due course of time.
The above opinions came from a meet of the Brahmin Sangh from the Nellore district and they felt that a unanimous hatred against Brahmin force is being experienced right now. What they seek is not a red carpet welcome but a due and a fair consideration of their presence in the society.
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