Kerala: Hindu Nair outfit NSS backs off after Ezhava outfit joins hands with BJP

NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said that his outfit has no political ambitions adding that the NSS has been standing for secularism and democracy since its inception.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: October 3, 2015 5:14:03 pm

Upper caste Hindu Nair outfit Nair Service Society (NSS) on Saturday ruled out joining hands with the BJP for a broader Hindu alliance.

The NSS made its stand clear, following the decision of the backward Hindu Ezhava outfit, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNPD) Yogam’s decision to go for an electoral understanding with the BJP.

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NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said that his outfit has no political ambitions. The NSS does not want to float a political party after scarifying the basic values. He added that the NSS has been standing for secularism and democracy since its inception. The organization aims at social justice through maintaining an equi-distance from all political parties. The NSS is not ready for a broader Hindu alliance, he said.

Earlier, SNDP Yogam had tried to forge an alliance with the NSS, but it failed to take off.

The NSS and SNDP Yogam hold contrary views on reservation policy. While the NSS wants reservation for the economically backward segment in the upper caste communities, the SNDP Yogam is against changing the present reservation system. Besides, NSS does not favour a third front in which SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan has a greater role.

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