RAIPUR: Backward lessons politics hots up in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh as ‘Chhattisgarhia Sarwa Samaj’, an umbrella organisation of OBCs, SC, ST, and minorities are all set to stage a mass protest over the arrest of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nandkumar Baghel for anti-Brahmin remarks.
Aside from Chhattisgarhia Sarwa Samaj, sure activist teams have additionally joined the problem by describing 86-year-old Nandkumar Baghel as a identified anti-caste crusader and claiming that his arrest is unconstitutional.
A large demonstration is scheduled to be held in entrance of the collectorate on Wednesday afternoon.
Considerably, OBC agitation is gaining momentum at a time when inner squabbling has hit the state’s ruling Congress following variations with chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and his well being minister T S Singhdeo.
A political turmoil had erupted in Chhattisgarh a fortnight in the past following hypothesis a few attainable management change.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi can also be set to go to the Bastar area in Chhattisgarh on the invitation of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Nandkumar Baghel was arrested by Raipur police on Tuesday for allegedly making derogatory remarks towards Brahmins.
The arrest got here two days after the chief minister stated that he was saddened by his father’s remarks and police would take motion.
“As his son, I respect him, however as a chief minister, I can not forgive his remarks or errors that would disturb social concord,” Baghel stated.
“In my authorities, no person is above the legislation, even when he’s the chief minister’s father,” he added.
Nandkumar Baghel was introduced from Delhi and the arrest was recorded at Raipur on Tuesday morning.
He was produced earlier than a neighborhood court docket and since he didn’t submit a bail utility, he was despatched was 15-day judicial custody.
He faces expenses beneath IPC sections 153A (selling disharmony, enmity, or hatred between completely different teams) and 505A (speech inflicting worry or alarm amongst a bunch or scary violence) on the premise of a grievance filed by the Brahmin Samaj.
Nandkumar has all the time had sturdy views on pro-OBC politics and is thought for many years for voicing his anti-Brahmin ideology.
Throughout a go to to Lucknow a number of days in the past, he allegedly stated that Brahmins are foreigners, sparking protests in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In UP, group members urged CM Yogi Adityanath to take motion.
In Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh, the Brahmin group took out a rally on the night time of September 4 and filed a grievance with Kotwali police.
The following day, chief minister Baghel issued a press release to say that motion could be taken as per legislation.
“It has come to my discover that my father Nandkumar Baghel made sure remarks towards Brahmin society. I’m unhappy that these remarks have damage the emotions of this group apart from inflicting harm to social concord,” he stated.
Stating that his ideological variations together with his father are “well-known to everybody,” the CM stated: “The Chhattisgarh authorities respects and honours the sentiments of all castes, all religions, and all communities. We’re dedicated to defending everybody’s constitutional rights.”

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