The Reservation Bill is now law. The UPA has shown total disregard to the judiciary, the will of the people and the constitution itself. Did someone say that we are the largest democracy in the world. Well, there is news for them. We are a Third World Banana republic and the UPA will do everything in its power to make sure we will remain there and never join the ranks of the developed world.
December 14, 2006-The reservation bill, which will enable 27 percentage of seats in central educational institutions to be kept aside for students of the Other Backward Classes, was on Thursday passed in the Lok Sabha.
The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006, which provides for 27 per cent reservation to OBCs, was passed by a voice vote after amendments moved by the Bharatiya Janata Party for including minority institutions in its purview was rejected.
The government promised to come up very soon with a bill providing for reservation in unaided educational institutions.
The debate saw the members generally hailing the measure with some describing it as “revolutionary”(sic!).
There were also demands for reservation in private sector and the judiciary.
The bill has not excluded the creamy layer despite the parliamentary standing committee for HRD concluding that this segment should be covered only after giving priority to non-creamy among the backwards.
The government has already announced that the quota regime would be made operational from the academic year 2007.
The minister(Arjun Singh) did not see any merit in the argument of BJP members that the exclusion of minority institutions would hamper the entry of minority Dalits or OBCs in these institutions.
Earlier, BJP MP M A Kharabela Swain
allegedpointed out that the measure was intended to ensure that institutions run by Hindus should ensure reservation to OBCS while it was not so for the minority institutions.
He contended that the minorities too should share the responsibility of bringing up deprived segments in these classes.