NEW DELHI: BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy stirred another controversy as opposition is claiming BJP is a casteist party representing mostly higher Hindu Castes .While PM Modi is calling him Chowkidar , and most of the BJP leaders are following him .Dr. Swamy refused to call him a chowkidaar , refereeing the caste system followed by Caste Hindus .He said that he is a Brhamin , so he can not call him a Chowkidaar .
In caste based Hindu society , Brhamins belong to higher castes while Chowkidars are known to belong to lower castes .Many BJP leaders have prefixed their name with term Chowkidar .It is said that such a policy has been adopted to counter the opposition propaganda which says “Chowkidar Chor Hai “.
A Tamil newspaper recently asked Dr. Swamy why he has not prefixed the term Chowkidar before his name ?
He answered ,”I am a Brhamin .I can not become a Chowkidar .I can teach them .And as per that , I will work for Chowkidar .”
Dr. Swamy refused to accept him as a chowkidaar on caste basisi while PM Modi had explained that by adding Chowkidar to their name they mean that he is not alone .Every one who is fighting corruption , dirt , social evil is a Chowkidar .So why Dr. Swamy disagreed with PM ? He still presumes that since he is from higher Brhamin caste , he cannot call him a name which according to caste system belongs to those from lower castes ?