Reality Check India

Those who did not get anything – OBCs

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on May 14, 2006

Check out this gem of a quote from VP Singhs royal cousin.

“If there is no understanding in society, no strategy works. The issue can be resolved through talks. If those who did not get anything, they have to be given something, which is to be decided”, he said.

Really, OBCs do not get anything ? Are you shell shocked ?

Here we are thinking that OBCs actually get a lot more than NOTHING, much more than SOMETHING, actually a lot close to EVERYTHING.

So if we can prove that OBCs atleast in some states get close to everything, will he change his stance ? Atleast agree to exclude those OBCs from the list. Can he point out atleast one OBC who has been reclassified in 80 years of the quota system (atleast in TN it started in 1920s).

For starters, in TN, OBCs get 30% exclusive quota, which obvisouly they occupy 100%, then in the 30% open quota they get about 80%. This is based on unintentionally leaked statistics in the last two years. He can check if he wants – just pick up the phone and call Tamil Nadu department of medical exams.

A totally broken system is currently in place. The current system is totally political in nature, for example ALL christians and muslims in TN, AP are considered backward. The creamy layer is NOT excluded and many families are well into their third generation medical, law, or engg practices.


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  1. Barbarindian said, on May 15, 2006 at 2:26 am

    Someone sent this to me, I have asked for a link:

    Excerpt from

    Quota: Just how many OBCs are there?

    Surjit S Bhalla & Sunil Jain in New delhi | May 08, 2006

    Around 36 per cent of the country’s population is defined as belonging to the Other Backward Classes according to the National Sample Survey’s 1999-2000 round, and not 52 per cent as defined by the Mandal Commission, a number that most politicians still use while asking for reservation.

    If you exclude Muslim OBCs, the proportion falls to 32 per cent according to the NSS, 1999-2000. Indeed, Yogendra Yadav, professor at the Delhi-based Centre for the Study of Developing Studies, who is in favour of reservation for OBCs, agrees that there is no empirical basis to the Mandal figure: “It is a mythical construct based on reducing the number of SC/ST, Muslims and others and then arriving at a number.”

  2. Balaji said, on May 22, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    The govt will include more and more castes and will make the open quota protestors very weak , this is what has happened in TN wherethe only community has been shattered and does not know where to go

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