Brahmins have always been on top: Om Birla

Brahmins have always been on top: Om BirlaBrahmins have always been on top: Om Birla
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has stirred controversy after making allegedly casteist remarks on Twitter.

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has stirred controversy after making allegedly casteist remarks on Twitter. The Speaker who was attending a Brahmin body meet said that Brahmins have always held a high position in society.

Om Birla wrote on Twitter, "Brahmins have always held a high position in society. This position is the result of their sacrifice, penance. This is the reason why Brahmin society has always played a guiding role in society."

The Lok Sabha SpeakerLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has stirred controversy after making allegedly casteist remarks on Twitter.

had made the remark after attending a meeting of the Akhil Brahmin Mahasabha in his constituency Kota on Sunday. Om Birla's comment has drawn the ire of the public with many calling for his resignation as Lok Sabha Speaker. Gujarat MLA and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani asked Om Birla to publicly apologise for his support to the caste system.

"This celebration of the Indian caste system is not only condemnable but also cringe-worthy! It's a joke on us that a casteist like him is our Loksabha speaker. He should publicly apologise for this attitude," Jignesh Mevani wrote on Twitter. Even civil rights body People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has condemned Om Birla's remarks.

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