A day after BJP MP Maneka Gandhi claimed all party MPs from Uttar Pradesh were against promotion quota bill, her son and MP Varun Gandhi has written to party leadership opposing the legislation saying that such a step will drive a wedge between sections of society.
"We have inherited a system in which one person in government can negatively affect the lives of many. Therefore it is imperative that we not compromise on merit and seniority in government promotions," Varun said in his letter to BJP president Nitin
"The implications of this bill will be to drive a wedge between sections of society. It will create discontent which is already apparent in the striking of lakhs of government employees of Uttar
Pradesh," he wrote in the letter, adding that employment opportunities for the youth will be adversely affected and governance will also suffer.
"Youth aspire to a better India in which they have space to grow and fulfil their destinies. Their aspirations lie crushed in the face of this bill," he said.
The Pilibhit MP said there was a need for creation of a consensus within the party to oppose the quota in promotions bill.
"I humbly request you to work towards a consensus within the party with a view to opposing this bill and addressing the issues that make a large section of our people feel let down," Varun wrote.
Varun's mother and party MP from Aonla, Maneka Gandhi had yesterday claimed that all BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh were against reservation in promotion.
While BJP had supported the bill in Rajya Sabha, it had held back its support in Lok Sabha yesterday arguing that the original text had undergone changes and more time was needed to study it.
The party appeared to be of the view that the bill, passed by Rajya Sabha should be referred for a review by the Supreme Court.
It is nothing new. The society has already been divided horizontally and vertically by social, linguistic, regional, religious, communal and casteist basis.Thanks to the congress for its role
Varun Gandhi definitely has more brains than his feminist cousin.
He should also talk against womens quota in public elections in panchayats.
Look who is talking about creating divisions in society!
Varun Gandhi is right here. This quota bill is another disaster in the making. I am afraid it will pass and become law.
>> "Does men like him want the SC/ST communities to remain content with sweeping the streets, drawing water and carrying loads of the microscopic loads for their happiness?" - Sanket
They need to be taken out of that hell-hole, but on the considerate grounds of poverty. Even then, just making them bureaucrats does not solve the problem.
"In Karnataka, all 31 posts of chief engineers in Karnataka Power Corporation are occupied by the officers of the SC/ST category..... ....in Bihar, all 19 posts of chief engineer in irrigation department are occupied by officers of the SC category."
I think the SC/ST/OBC classes are having a jolly good time feeding off somebody else's deserved share. There was a time when ICS/IAS was the most coveted career path. Its Mandalisation, combined with private job opportunities, have made it a breeding ground for good-for-nothing semi-literates. No wonder, public administration looks like gutter when instead of empowering the backward classes with education, gutter cleaners are anointed as bureaucratic heads even when they do not qualify for the post.