N.G. Ranga was a socialist leader of the peasant movement. While he welcomed Nehru’s Objectives Resolution, he believed that minorities should be defined in economic terms. He believed that the real minorities of the country were the poor and downtrodden people. This was because while the Constitution was guaranteeing legal individual rights to people, he believed that these were not relevant for the welfare of the poor. What the poor needed was the creation of economic and social conditions that would actually enable them to enjoy these rights. Therefore, they needed protection in order for upliftment. What they needed was “a ladder”, so that they could become equal participants in a society where they were exploited.
Rate this question :