Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha hinted at a possible political realignment in Bihar. He said a delicious “kheer” can be prepared with milk from the Yadavs and rice from the Kushwahas.
Speaking at an event in Patna on the occasion of former parliamentarian BP Mandal birth anniversary, Upendra Kushwaha said, “Tasty ‘kheer’ (porridge) can be prepared if the milk from the Yaduvanshis (Yadav community) and rice from Kushwanshis (Kushwaha community) are mixed together.”
“Yaduvnshiyon ka dhoodh aur Kushwanshiyon ka chaawal mil jaaye to kheer ban sakti hai. Kheer ke liye choti jaati aur dabe kuchle samaj ka panchmeva bhi chahiye. Tab kheer jaisa swadisht vyanjan ban sakta hai,” said Upendra Kushwaha, RLSP chief.
The minister also said,” We will get the sugar from Brahmins, Tulsi from Choudharyji (RLSP Bihar chief Bhudev Choudhary), and can make delicious kheer with the dry-fruits from the backward classes and Dalits. Then we can relish the delicious kheer together,” Kushwaha told the gathering on the occasion.
This is the definition of social justice that late Mandal dreamed of, he said.
Mandal had also headed the Backward Classes Commission that recommended 27 per cent quota for OBCs in jobs. The panel’s recommendations were implemented by the then V P Singh government in 1990.
Tejashwi welcomed Kushwaha plan
नि:संदेह उपेन्द्र जी, स्वादिष्ट और पौष्टिक खीर श्रमशील लोगों की ज़रूरत है। पंचमेवा के स्वास्थ्यवर्धक गुण ना केवल शरीर बल्कि स्वस्थ समतामूलक समाज के निर्माण में भी ऊर्जा देते हैं। प्रेमभाव से बनाई गई खीर में पौष्टिकता, स्वाद और ऊर्जा की भरपूर मात्रा होती है। यह एक अच्छा व्यंजन है। https://t.co/cfBR3bBePm
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) August 26, 2018
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, grabbed the opportunity and said today that “kheer” prepared with love and affection is delicious, energetic and full of nutrition.
Members of the Yadav community are traditionally cattle-rearers and the Kushwahas, who belong to the Koeri community, are an agricultural community. Both the groups fall under the OBC category.
Here’s what party spokesperson Niraj Kumar said
The JD(U) said the RLSP chief was only reading out a recipe. “It’s just a proverb. Upendra Kushwaha has played an important role in uprooting jungle raj from Bihar, and he is firmly with the NDA,” said party spokesperson Niraj Kumar.
RLSP’s alliance partner in the NDA and JDU, however, took a dig at Upendra Kushwaha formula for preparing kheer and said that it was a recipe which is sweet and can cause diabetes and that he should stick to namkeen (salty food).
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