The provision of Rs. 22.50 lakh in budget of Gujarat to train ‘safai kamdar’ in karmakand is neither ‘revolutionary’ nor ‘reformist’. It is simply an eye wash. Since five years Gujarat government has already been wasting public money to train Guru Brahmin (a scheduled caste performing religious rites among SCs) in karmakand. Today majority of Guru Brahmins are leaving this profession, as it is not giving minimum amount to support family in these days of hardship.
Modi government should fill reservation quota, if it wants to give employment to Dalits. And if there is any idea of ‘samrasta’ behind this project, Modi should appoint dalits ‘pujaris’ in temples like Ambaji, Dhwarka, etc. The karmakand scheme for Guru Brahmins has failed. Another scheme for ‘safai kamdar’ will not serve the purpose.
If Modi wants to reform Hindu religion, he can send government resolution to all Government offices including Gujarat High Court, to perform so-called Bhumi Pujans in public places with the help of ‘untouchable’ priests!