Saturday, May 8, 2010
Divisive political game
The demand for caste-based census is a divisive political game of the so - called leaders of bacward classes and SC/STs, who are trying to exploit politically the massive exercise of census. They only want to revive the Mandal politics of 90s as they have now left with no issue to divide the Indian society. Their main motive is to polarise the people on caste lines to extract political benefits by portraying themselves as their messiah. But the fact of the matter is that the OBCs and SCs leaders like SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD boss Lalu Prasad Yadav, UP CM Mayawati, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and others would reap the benefits provided by the government to them for their family members and relatives, while the majority of backwards and downtrodden would remain be deprived. They only beat drums for them to fullfil their vested political interests The trio of Mulayam, Lalu and Mayawati pose themselves as the massiah of BCs, MBCs, SC/STs only to get their votes. Their main aim is to achieve political power through divisive means. After the caste-based , they would demand for community-based census to divide the Indian society vertically. This is their self-centred move and they are nothing to do with the upliftment for the poor and deprived sections of society. Though the demand of caste-based census has been raised by the members across party lines and government has assured them of thinking over it very soon, it must reject it to keep the Indian socieity united and to protect country’s chief charateristic of unity in diversity and must not go with the demand of these leaders who are bent on breaking the unity and integrity of India. The census must only be India based and it will be uncharacterics of the Constitution to ask the people what your caste is. It should be done as it has been doing since the country got Independence. The demand for caste-based census is their political ploy to mislead the poor and backwards once again after Mandal turmoil that the country had experienced 20 years ago.Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has rightly said in Lok Sabha in reply to the debate on the issue that the main aim of the exercise was headcount and listed difficulties in including caste in the list.The issue of caste-based census is absurd raised casteist leaders, that is detrimental to society and the nation as well. This issue needs no consideration of the government and prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh must also avoid to delibarate on it in his Cabinet. How can it be proper of government teachers who have been deployed enumerators to ask the people what your name is. If the demand of caste-bases census is accepted by the UPA govt., these leaders would canvas about the caste in elections freely and the nation would have to again pay for it like it paid after the announcement of 27 per cent reservation for OBCs by implemetng Mandal commission.