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‘10% Reservation for upper castes is PM Modi’s tactic to protect govt’

Mysuru: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is shedding his grip on administration, and the verdict to supply 10% Reservation of economically weaker sections among the higher castes is not anything but a tactic to give protection to his government,” mentioned president of the Hindulida Vargagala Jagruthika Vedike KS Shivaramu on Sunday.
Shivaramu, who interacted with the media, dubbed the BJP-led central government’s choice ‘Anti-Constitutional’, the sole motive of which was to garner votes. Questioning the basis for the verdict, Shivaramu requested, “Was a systematic study performed? What had been the parameters for offering Reservation to the higher castes? These questions will only elicit a blank. By pronouncing Reservation for General Merit, the PM is cheating himself.”

The PM’s move to supply 10% Reservation to susceptible sections among the higher castes has caused a nationwide debate. Shivaramu mentioned that Dalits and Other Backward Classes would face a crunch if the verdict had been to be implemented. He pointed out that the monetary cap introduced left a trifling three% of the rustic’s inhabitants out of the Reservation bracket.

“Members of Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities are wrongly assuming that they're going to be entitled to Reservation benefits. But, this is not the case in keeping with the government order. The Centre should cancel this policy, and provide Reservation in line with inhabitants of each and every caste,” mentioned Shivaramu, who lashed out on the BJP leaders who puzzled social welfare minister Priyank Kharge’s birthday party at a hotel all the way through a time of mourning.

“We have convened a meeting on Thursday, when we will be able to talk about our long run strategy on the policy,” Shivaramu added.

Shivaramu additionally lashed out on the Centre for failing to confer the Bharat Ratna on the recently deceased Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swamiji, which he referred to as an insult to the late seer.

‘Violation of Article 15(four)’

Meanwhile, dean and director of School of Law, University of Mysore (UoM) Prof C Basavaraju, who briefly served as the in-charge vice-chancellor of the college, mentioned that the Centre’s choice to supply 10% Reservation to General Merit was in violation of Article 15(four) of the Constitution.

Stating that the verdict had seized the country’s interest, with debates erupting in all corners, and mavens in quite a lot of domains weighing in on the subject, Basavaraju mentioned that it was crucial that the problem be looked at, in the interest of social justice, from a Constitutional viewpoint.

“The Supreme Court, in its Indira Swahney v/s Union of India case in 1992, and the Balaji v/s State of Mysore case of 1962, clarified that Reservation will have to no longer exceed 50%. The Centre’s choice to supply Reservation to higher castes won't affect the current state of affairs,” he added.

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