Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has strongly condemned the influence of the caste system, which is affecting the social harmony in the country.
Expressing concern at the growing influence of castes during a programme here on Sunday, Naidu lamented that the caste influence had grown to such a level that it was spoiling the social harmony and peace in the entire nation.
He questioned the virtue by which people were objecting to recite Vandemataram. The Union Minister said some people claim that they were the inheritors of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, but they object to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan.
Naidu, also used the occasion to heap praise on the decision of Maharashtra Government to allow women in the Shani Shingnapur temple located in Ahmednagar district.