Centre pushes for Jat reservations for their vote-bank

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    Centre pushes for Jat reservations for their vote-bank - Hindustan Times

    Nothing galvanises political parties quite as much as elections drawing near and the prospect of securing a votebank howsoever small. This probably explains why the government appears to be in a tearing hurry to move ahead with reservations for the Jat community among the OBCs for quotas in central government jobs and educational institutions.

    But, in its haste, it seems to be going against a decision taken by the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) which had asked the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) to conduct a survey to determine the socio-economic conditions of the community in six states.

    This would have enabled the government to make an informed decision on whether they deserve to be in the OBC quota. Now, the Union Cabinet, throwing all caution to the winds, has asked the NCBC to advise it on the inclusion of Jats in the Central List of OBCs without waiting for the survey to be completed.

    So far the survey has taken place only in one state and is likely to take quite a while although it was to have been completed in January 2014.

    In 2011, the NCBC itself had denied OBC status to Jats. This clearly suggests that the Congress is keen to keep Jats within its fold. In recent times, at least in Uttar Pradesh, Jats have been leaning towards the BJP. Though the BJP has not made much of its PM candidate Narendra Modi’s OBC status, the Congress is obviously taking no chances.

    There is already a 27% reservation for OBCs and states like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have quotas for Jats in state government jobs.

    The survey would have at least laid the grounds for reservations, hopefully for a prescribed period of time, for needy Jats. Now by bypassing the ICSSR, the government seems to want to decide on this arbitrarily.

    As always, any reservations given now will encourage other castes and communities to demand similar sops. This goes against the very grain of equal opportunity.

    Such crutches like reservations should be given only to the most socio-economically needy and that too for a limited period of time.

    Here, such things seem to be given in perpetuity and more categories added as the years go by. The government must have something to base its decision, when it is taken, on. At present, it has nothing.

    By playing the politics of reservations, the government is actually discriminating against the meritorious. This is a backward step and helps no one in the long-term, not even the beneficiaries of this largesse who will never learn to stand on their own feet.

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    It appears that, there will be NO end for vote bank politics in India :facepalm:
     
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    Jat leaders welcome reservation in OBC list

    Muzaffarnagar, Mar 3 (PTI) Jat leaders?today welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs.

    Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait said it was the best gift for the Jat community and would help them in employment and improve their living standards.
     
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    Punjab gives BC status to Jat Sikhs - The Hindu

    Following the Centre’s decision to give the OBC (Other Backward Classes) status to Jats in nine States, the Akali Dal-BJP government in Punjab has declared Jats and Jat Sikhs as Backward Classes (BC), to enable them to get reservation in government jobs. Jats and Jat Sikhs of Punjab had been left out of the Union Cabinet’s decision because the Punjab government had failed to bring the community in the State BC list.

    In the last few days, Captain Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister and president of the All India Jat Mahasabha, repeatedly urged the Parkash Singh Badal government to bring the Jat Sikhs and Jats of Punjab in the State’s BC list but the latter resisted. Declaring the proud land owning Jat Sikh community of Punjab “socially backward” has been a sticky issue for the Badal government, but it was forced to bite the bullet after it became apparent that Punjab’s Jat Sikhs would be denied the benefit of reservation if they were not included in the BC list.

    The Punjab Cabinet has decided that economically- weaker sections from the general category will also get the benefit of reservation. This will be in addition to the existing reservation.
     
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    [email protected] this sh8t.
    I want an independent country for Rajputs.

    This is too much.
     
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    why cant we give reservations for all.
     
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    Only thakur Brahman and baniyas are left now.
    Minus the jaini baniye because they are in [email protected] minority now.
     
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    Punjab has set the precedent for giving former ruling class reservations.

    Now Rajasthan is doing the same for Jats of Dholpur and Bharatpur districts. These were Jat princely states so they were excluded from reservations under OBC category.
     
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    UPA Vote Bank Politics :/

    We still vote Modi
     
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    Our hinduvta leaning member blaming congress.
    They are right about it.
    But will their holy hinduvta party bjp oppose it.
    I don't think so.
     
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    Interesting development:

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    You know, Congress would have just asked for rural Jat votes. Whereas Modi has a social agenda. That is the clear and marked difference.
     
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    And here's the follow-up:

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    it is no secret the govt sector is not performing because of reservations. hell there are reservations in promotions too.

    two things should be removed from any Govt list or card - one religion and second caste.

    I am all in favour of education subsidy on the basis of economic condition.
     
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    This poison of reservations, that was only applicable to the SC and ST, being enlarged for vote bank politics, by various Govts, has become an albatross around the neck.

    And none have the gumption to disband this nonsense since it will affect the votes.

    It has become a Chakravyuh.
     
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    After Modi exhorted the Jat leaders to stop female infanticide/foeticide before asking for reservations, this is the response from "intellectual" reporter with Indian Express. Please note, this was the same bimbo who wrote a nasty and false piece about so-called "attacks on Christians":

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    After Saini, INLD MLA opposes Jat quota

     
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