Reservation is such an issue that political players in India do not hesitate from playing this card from time to time. In independent India, these cards are played almost by every party in their own way and have also taken advantage of it. In the early decades, it was only restricted to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, but after the implementation of the recommendations of the Mandal Commission, the politics of reservation of the backward castes caught such a bit that all were involved in it.
Baba Ram Rahim Ji has criticized the present system of reservation and how the country can progress if the reservation is on the basis of economic status and financial condition of a person rather than on the basis of caste and religion. But when playing the card of caste and religions brings immense benefits, why not, this is the mantra used by political leaders.
Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a decision, on Friday, that 17 backward castes would be converted to scheduled caste list. At the same time, all the district officials were also instructed that new caste certificates should also be issued to the changed castes.
Clearly, it is aimed at the forthcoming assembly by-elections in 11 seats. These places have become vacant as the MLAs of the constituency have been elected in the Lok Sabha.
U.P. Bypolls behind Yogi’s bet
Politicians in India generally believe that the outcome of the by-election results very little in favor of the ruling party. So Yogi Adityanath is understood to play cards of the backward castes. And this order, issued through which 17 backward castes to be included in the list of Scheduled Castes, this is the purpose behind them.
These efforts were made earlier too
This is not the first time, this same effort, along with this political objective, was made by SP President and then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2004. But a writ petition was filed against him and the order was rejected by the High Court then.
After eight years, Mulayam’s son, Akhilesh Yadav, released it once again in 2012 during his Chief Ministership. But this time too, he met with the same fate.
Even knowing this, Yogi Adityanath issued this order, shows his desperation. Although reservation harms the nation a lot more than the politicians perceive. It is believed that reservation is the major cause of poor public care facilities today, and brain drains another common phenomenon. Most importantly reservation is sued as a weapon even by the masses. Those with huge wealth too are going for reservation, even though they enjoy the best in class status in the society. And this robs the worthy of their only chance they have in this highly competitive world. This is the reason, Baba Ram Rahim Ji has opposed reservation earlier. And in fact, he has spread awareness in his followers to not fall for this reservation gimmick and rather trust their own talent and willpower. In fact, reservation on the basis of financial status may be helpful in creating a to more trustworthy and all-inclusive society, giving all a fair chance in this competitive world, suggest Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji.