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Politicians seem to be interested only in the palliative effects of reservation and thereby votebank politics.india Updated: May 25, 2006 02:19 IST
Politicians seem to be interested only in the palliative effects of reservation and thereby votebank politics. Since reservation compromises with quality, it is the armed forces that have been kept above any reservation policy. Possibly we can afford to have inefficient medical specialists and engineers but not soldiers.
The recommendations of the UPA-Left coordination committee was on expected lines. Leaders like Arjun Singh and V.P. Singh are bent upon dividing the society on caste basis for petty gains. While succumbing to the pressures of the pro-Mandal lobby, the government has ignored the voice and opinions of the members of the National Knowledge Commission too. What is the purpose of having an expert committee then? The government should dissolve this commission or fill it with their own puppet members.
Rajesh K Ranga
The benefits of reservation have not percolated down to the most backward of our society. Hence the opposition to them as a tool of progress. Reservations were intended to serve as an instrument for creating a casteless society, not for perpetuating the same.
The opening up of bus and rail routes between India and Pakistan has provided a freeway for the militants to enter India. Terrorists and those who support them should not be shown any mercy if this problem is to be reduced.
Sachin’s iconic status
Even if Sachin Tendulkar can’t resume playing because of his injury, he will remain an icon. He has an admirable record. But he hasn’t played well in a long time and his grandeur will stay alive as long as he doesn’t play. The moment he comes back, considering his current form, he will be again exposed. Far better then to stay out.
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First Published: May 25, 2006 02:19 IST