BThe ten percent reservations for ‘poor uppercastes’ declared by the Modi government has the Party’s rebel leader Shatrughan Singa unsure of the applause-worthiness of the decision.
“Job reservation for forward castes? Is that taking the nation forward?” Shatrughan Sinha wonders. “Or is this just vote-bank politics?One of those promises made around election time? One doesn’t have to be a genius to figure out the answer to that,” guffaws the irrepressible rebel politician who is all set to officially join hands with Laloo Yadav very shortly.
Speaking further on the job reservation isuue Mr Sinha opines, “I’ve been witness to the chaos caused in the country by the ‘quota’ culture. I’ve seen the aftermath of this politics . As far as reserving jobs for the uppercaste poor goes, who will determine the poverty quotient for eligibility ,and how authentic is the assessment of ‘economical backwardness for the forwards caste’ going to be?Also, where are the jobs? Maharashtra’s dynamic chief minister Mihir Phadnavis has declared there are no vacancies for government jobs. So even if theModi government generously provides 10 or 20 or 50 percent job reservations there is no way the quota can be implemented.”