The Gujarat Government’s announcement of 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes. after This decision Many cast happy and some Cast Not happy. What the 10% reservation for EBCs says about Narendra Modi’s politics.
Gujarat Government’s announcement of 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections
The decision, whenever it sees light of the day or doesn’t at all, makes a statement, by Modi and his BJP, to India’s burgeoning middle class anger in the belief that its loaf has been sliced away by the Mandal brand of politics.
This explains the 10 percent reservation to economically weaker sections among all the upper castes, whose annual income is Rs 6 lakh or less (Rs 50,000 per month).
A large portion of this would obviously be the urban middle class. “Those earning Rs 50,000 a month have their own family house and a car at the minimum. Reservations for this urban middle class would therefore strengthen the BJP’s Hindutva vote,” points out Gujarat’s veteran human rights lawyer Girish Patel.
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