But the creamy layer hitch has left a bit sour taste in an otherwise sweet mouth, that too with the inclusion of MP/MLAs and their legitimate generations in the creamy layer. One of the objections is against their inclusion in this layer because a politician doesn’t hold a salaried post and doesn’t earn a penny. CPI (M) stands out by welcoming the creamy layer theory which I did expect. I don’t find them always right but they are truly left – opposing something what everyone is supporting.
The decision made Arjun Singh feel vindicated and washed away all his sins – “This OBC facility will not affect other students, as there is no clash of interest. People had misunderstood reservation. I have been fighting for this since I was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. I feel vindicated after the courts judgement. This is a very historic judgment. Hundreds of students belonging to the OBC category will be benefited by it.”
Can some one explain to me the “No Clash of interest’? No doubt people must have misunderstood the reservation because Arjun Singh would have explaining it.
Anyhow, the overall reservation covers SCs/STs/OBCs and some minorities. But what about the Sons of soil who have been deprived off their breads from migrants? Or the Mallu Sikhs or the Christian Yadavas or the….castes and breeds one can hardly ever imagine have surfaced over the years. What about the Bangladeshis who are welcomed by an ignorant generosity and have been living as a neglected part of the society? Are they not a neglected class even though they deserve much better because we believe in “Atithi Devo Bhava”. Don’t they share a piece in the pie?
But the problem is that we still use the mathematics of old ages where percentage is calculated out of 100. May be the parliament should amend the constitution so that the percentage could be calculated out of 200 or 300. This will give the chance to uplift every strata of society.