Upper Caste appeasement in Uttar Pradesh: 152 of the 312 new law officers appointed by UP CM Yogi Adityanath are Brahmins

New caste war in Uttar Pradesh: 152 of the 312 new law officers appointed by Adityanath are Brahmins
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (PTI images)

On July 7, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath appointed nearly half of the 312 law officers in Uttar Pradesh belonging to the Brahmin caste, says new reports.


Brahmins dominate in all categories : (Where is Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas)

Brahmins dominate in all the five categories of newly appointed law officers as follows.

  • Chief standing counsels : 13 out of 25,
  • Additional chief standing counsels,
  • Standing counsels : 58 out of 103,
  • Brief holders (Civil) : 36 out of 66, and
  • Brief holders (criminal) : 42 out of 114.
  • Other Backward Classes : nearly 5% of the appointees.

Is it to justify the Raebareli’s debacle :

As reported in Times of India, this appeasement has been seen as to assuage the sentiments of Brahmins who recently caught up in the caste brethren in Raebareli last month. This attempt also seen to correct a perceptible tilt towards Thakurs in government appointments ever since he crowned as UP CM.

OBCs vs Brahmins :

It is difficult for the BJP to sustain its multi-caste alliance in India’s most populous state. UP CM recent attempt is a damage control exercise, through pro-Brahmin gestures including doling out government posts, to make a balance between the state’s upper castes and the Other Backward Classes. Soon after the incident, a number of Brahmin leaders of the BJP issued statements assuring serious action while Adityanath announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the victim’s family. Followed by the statement of Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, a Brahmin by caste, articulating that accused had been arrested in “the brutal killing incident in Rae Bareli” and state machinery had been directed to provide arms licenses and security to the victims’ families.

Casteist overtone Criminal Incident over a land dispute :

Despite on prima facie, it was a criminal incident over a land dispute but as the BJP’s upper caste leaders openly gave it a casteist turn. Unrest started building up among many of its Other Backward Classes leaders but it got burst when Uttar Pradesh Labour Minister Swami Prasad Maurya dubbed the Rae Bareli victims as goons and criminals.

“goons, criminals and shooters who had come to kill the son of the pradhan of the village where they were killed” he said.

Law Minister Brajesh Pathak, a Brahmin, instantly countered Maurya by calling his cabinet colleague’s comments “condemnable”.

CM Adityanath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples in UP

As reported, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said “development of all, appeasement of none” was his government’s policy, adding that there will be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender.


‘Development for all, appeasement for none’: Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur (Hope we all remember)

As reported, During his maiden visit to his constituency since his elevation as the UP CM, he addressed a crowd at Gorakhpur’s Maharana Pratap Inter College and said he would push through Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ in the state

Source & Photo Credit : Scroll


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