NEW LOLLIPOP OF QUOTA

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Region -

The new drama over quotas is noth­ing, but a lollipop from the BJP to the gen­eral pub­lic. This is an ab­surd propo­si­tion meant only to get back lost po­lit­i­cal mileage after elec­tion losses in Ra­jasthan, Mad­hya Pradesh and Ch­hat­tis­garh. The saf­fron party has crushed the dreams of the gen­eral cat­e­gory through such moves. The bill needed to be sent to the stand­ing com­mit­tee of Par­lia­ment for proper vet­ting. Modi has been a fail­ure and his regime has left the coun­try in chaos. The voter of this coun­try must en­sure that his/her voice is heard in the gen­eral elec­tions.

Aadil Yousf, Chandigarh

may not pass muster. An al­ter­na­tive could be to re­duce the quotas of other re­served cat­e­gories to keep the over­all reser­va­tion per­cent­age at 50%. The BJP also had this strat­egy in mind, while push­ing through the bill in such a man­ner.

Lal Singh Sta­tis­tics Of­fice’s first ad­vance es­ti­mate of the Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct projects per capita an­nual gross na­tional in­come at around ₹1 lakh. As­sum­ing a fam­ily of five (all earn­ing, which is un­likely to hap­pen), the av­er­age house­hold in­come in In­dia would then be just over ₹5.1 lakh. All that this means is that the limit of ₹8 lakh is very high. If we fol­low this, the num­ber of fam­i­lies get­ting the ben­e­fits of reser­va­tion will be about 98% of to­tal house­holds in the coun­try.

Ka­mal Arora, Panchkula de­manded that the ex-cm should have counted one or two of Sukhu’s good works also to mo­ti­vate party cadre and to in­spire them to meet new chal­lenges. Such neg­a­tive at­ti­tude of the for­mer CM is likely to dam­age sol­i­dar­ity in the party and may also sharpen the ex­ist­ing ver­ti­cal divi­sion among war­ring fac­tions. This means ad­van­tage BJP.

RM Ra­maul, and in the pub­lic sphere.

Arvin­der Kaur, Mo­hali

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