Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Topic: Vijay Pedapudi

Dalit scholar Vijay Pedapudi who was expelled with Rohith Vemula, contests AP polls

“A notion is built that SCs and STs should contest only from reserved seats, while the general seats are for the upper castes. This further deepens the caste bias. Our goal is to eradicate caste system. Though this wasn't a conscious decision, my view is that Dalits, STs should contest from everywhere without bothering about whether it is a reserved seat or not.”