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New Delhi: Former Union Minister and a prolific speaker Shashi Tharoor said on Friday that there was a political upheaval which’s main objective was to create a sense of ‘Hindu majority’ when no such thing existed in actuality.

The Member of Parliament said that India was made up of a collection of minorities where the most dominant castes and languages did not power a majority status. Tharoor was speaking at an event organised by Bertelsmann Stiftung, a leading German-based media, in association with the India Today Group.

“Indian society is a collection of minorities, there is nothing called majority. In India, Brahmins constitute nearly 10 per cent of the population, but they are the minorities. Even Yadavs with the population of 25 per cent do not enjoy the majority status,” he said.

Speaking alongside him on the same event, Aroon Purie said that the five major transformations in India were caste mobilisation, emergence of Hindutva, liberalisation, rise of regionalism and women empowerment.

First Published | 24 September 2016 11:27 AM
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