a major step towards unity between the Nair and Ezhava communities, NSS general
secretary G Sukumaran Nair and SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan
signed a policy draft on Monday.
The draft containing a four-point agenda was signed at the residence of Natesan at Kanichukulangara in a top-secret meeting. It declared that in religious, communal and political issues, both organisations should follow the existing policies of their own.
On issues related to the protection of the rights of the majority communities, they would take a united stand. Differences which hinder unity, including controversies on reservation, will be settled through consensus.
The document said, “The political parties in the state had been denying the rights of the majority communities. The neglect towards them has increased presently. The rulers have surrendered before the minority communities which are part of the government. The lack of unity of the majority communities was exploited by the minority communities and the rulers.”
“Therefore, the unity of the two powerful communities in the state, SNDP and NSS, is necessary to protect their interests. This would be achieved without abandoning the basic policies and aims of the organisations,” the document said.
The document said that though twice in the past, a tie-up between these communities had failed, the climate was favourable for unity now.