Kottayam: The General Secretary of the Nair Service Society (NSS), G. Sukumaran Nair, has lashed against the Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, for divisive politics by pitching upper caste and lower caste against each other in the state.
Sukumaran Nair was speaking at the Vijayadashmi Nair Mahasamelan at the headquarters of NSS in Chaganasherri.
He said that when the society is moving towards a time when caste hierarchy was getting blurred in the minds of the people, the Kerala government was trying to divide the people along caste lines.
Sukumaran Nair said that the aim of the government was to get electoral gains by resorting to these kinds of divisive politics. The government believes that gains can be made by picturing it as being supporting the lower castes. The main reason is that the numbers of upper castes are low and do not matter in electoral politics.
He continued by saying that these kinds of divisive political moves by the higher ups in the government will lead to communal violence in the state.
The NSS chief lamented that the present government has even blocked the usual benefits given to the poor people of the forward castes. The government had blocked around Rs. 50 crore in the past two years that was earmarked to the Kerala State Welfare Cooperation for Forward Communities.
He also accused that the present government has succumbed to the pressures of community leaders and are willing to do anything for them.
NSS is the organization that has been working for the welfare of the Nair community in Kerala for over a century.