Part I Was Nehru a Brahmn, being ashamed of being even a Hindu? Next, Nanda was a Brahmin? NO. Shastri? NO Indira. A Brahmin? Desai. A Brahmin. But did he ever hold aloft the flag of Brahmins' interest? Was he a leader of Brahmins? NO Charan Singh. Was a jat, not a brahmin. Talked only of interests of farmers, industries be damned. A Brahmin? NO Rajiv. A Brahmins' leader? NO V. P. Singh. Since when have rajputs been called Brahmins? He did the maximium damage to Brahmins. Chandra Shekhar. Same as above for VP Singh, except he did nothing for or against anyone. Nothing for or against the country. PV. He was from agrarian family, at least his father was. Not a brahmin. ABV: Sure a born brahmin. But when did he ever position himself as a leader of Brahmins? Never. Deve Gowda. A Wiki entry reads: He is an influential leader of the Vokkaliga community and is popularly known as "Mannina maga" (Son of the soil) for espousing the cause of the farmers. He is the National President of the Janata Dal (Secular) party. Not a Brahmin. Gujaral. A Punjabi khatri, who are NOT Brahmins. MMS: A Sikh Khatri who are not Brahmins. Who has been a leader of Brahmins who openely declared he fights for Brahmins' interests? A big None. Part II Are "lower" castes upto 80%? Pal, 13% are muslims, 2-3% are christians, 3% are Sikhs. So Hindus are only 81%. Means Brahmins are only 1%. Hahah. What is "Upper" and "lower" caste? For Brahmins, all are lowwer castes. And Brahmins, though the only pan Indian caste are only 6-7% of the population. Say there are 93% "lower" castes. The castes who have a tradition of education are few. Like Brahmins, Banias, Kayasthas [in which even "illiterate" women could read Ramayana]. Where do they stand in the the jungle of politics. How do they survive in this wilderness? MERIT, pal, merit.