The Nair Service Society (NSS) on Monday welcomed the decisions taken by the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam leadership meet held at Munnar, saying that it would pave the way for a long-lasting alliance between the two communal forces.
In a press note issued after the meet, NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair also assured that the NSS will not run counter to the SNDP’s demands of raising the income cap of reservation eligibility to `12 lakh.
“The alliance has the broad goal of protecting the interests of the majority community. We will initiate talks to sort out any remaining issues. The alliance will come into effect within a month and direct talks will be held between the two bodies.
“The NSS is not against floating a new political party, an alliance of Hindu communities or a backward-dalit alliance. However, The policies of the NSS do not allow us to actively take part in these initiatives,” Sukumaran Nair said.
He said that the ultimate goal is to build an alliance by bringing in all the major Hindu communities to the fold.
“The NSS will not oppose the demand put forth by the SNDP, to raise the ‘creamy-layer’ limit in reservation, to `12 lakh. We believe that this change will provide social justice to the financially-backward people of the non-reservation communities, without hindering the genuinely deserving candidates in the reserved communities,” he said. He also said that the comments made by the Mahila Congress about the alliance between the NSS and the SNDP were in poor taste and denoted the party’s moral erosion.
The Mahila Congress had compared the alliance between the two bodies to the marriage of snake and mongoose.
“The NSS-SNDP alliance will prove harmful for the Congress. Those who have destroyed the social justice system will definitely get a severe jolt in the next elections,” Sukumaran Nair added.