Haryana: OBCs to be given surname ‘Vaishya’ on Oct 16, Amit Shah to be the chief guest

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah will be the chief guest at a public meeting on October 16 in Haryana being held as part of an exercise to rally around various castes and sub-castes linked to the Vaishya community.

Over 29 MPs and 111 MLAs, hailing from the community, from various states and political parties have been invited to take part in the October 15-16 event being organised by Agroha Vikas Trust, which is linked to BJP-backed Rajya Sabha member and media baron Subhash Chandra. “This year is a special occasion where many of OBCs will be given surname ‘Vaishya’ with all vaidik rituals, in the presence of more than 1,00,000 Bhartiyas (Indians),” a statement said.

“We have also organised a public meeting on Oct 16 inviting Amit Shah as the chief guest. Meeting will be presided over by yours truly (sic),” Chandra said in a tweet.