Party president Sharad Yadav also dismissed BJP's attempts to distance itself from Bhagwat's remarks about review of reservation policy and reminded that the saffron party had taken out 'Kamandal' to oppose 'Mandal' way back in 1990.

"When Mandal report was implemented, the BJP had taken out 'Kamandal'. It had taken up Rathyatra on the Ram Temple issue soon after VP Singh government announced implementation Mandal Commission report providing 27 percent reservation to OBCs in
jobs and education.

"It was nothing but a covert attempt to oppose reservation. Now they are distancing themselves from Bhagwat's remarks due to political reasons but the BJP has track record of opposing reservation," Yadav told a press conference here.

Rejecting the criticism of his ally Lalu Prasad's alleged casteist remarks, he said, it was first Modi who spoke about 'Yaduvanshis' at an election rally but no noise was made then.

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