prahaar wrote:ramana wrote:Jaitley was on TV saying Congress govt had designated Modi's caste as backward. Who was the CM at that time?
If it is Congress govt, I think it would be Chhabildas Mehta. Shaktisinh Gohil has generated a self-goal by creating a nonsensical-controversy. In no way are Ghanchis, the elites. Although, I agree, that like many other such OBC classified jatis, many Modis do well in business, but not the Modi which NaMo belonged to. In Surat for example, Gola-Ghanchi was a slur term.
True. Although in Gujarat they were historically oil producers and sellers. The reason for their backwardness was attributed to issues of cleanliness surrounding them due to toiling to produce oil. Though they earned decent in the Raj era, their conditions deteriorated with advent of new technology and Patel's who were producers of cottonseed and oil bearing crops took their business away by becoming producers of the finished goods. This led to their decline and subsequently being given obc status.