Reality Check India

I do not even know how many OBCs are there

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on May 20, 2006

It is really hard to follow what Arjun Singh says in an interview. He gets angry easily and his sentence construction is awful. Waiting for Karan Thapars interview with this man tonight.

In the meantime we have some new gems from the highest official in the government admitting to the total absence of monitoring.

Accepting that there was no exact percentage of OBCs in the country, he argued that does not change the case for reservations for them.

W-o-w ! Not only do we not have any facts about how some OBC components are performing, but we do not even know HOW LARGE this OBC group is. Unbelievable ! He can admit this in public and still push for a quota as if everything is alright.

 Asked about CPI(M) demand for exclusion of creamy layer from the purview, Singh said "it could be possible that creamy layer excluded from reservation for OBCs in higher education. But I do not know (whether) it will happen actually".

So he doesnt "know" whether the creamy layer exclusion will "happen actually".So what he is saying is, yes on paper we will make some noises like we have about social justice for the oppressed, but we will help rich landed OBC families who are politically strong into top educational institutions.

Let me help you sir, the creamy layer will not be excluded from the current OBC quota proposal. The ONLY REASON Anbumani Ramadoss and P. Chidambaram are in the GoM (Sham Panel) is to scuttle all attempts at sneaking the creamy layer exclusion into the report. I am sure these two guys are in the panel due to unbelievable pressure from the dravidian party. I dont blame them because the entire Dravidian movement is hanging by a thread here.

More about this after the program is aired. I applaud Karan Thapar for interviewing this person. He is very incoherent and speaks in an angry mood at all times. His sentence construction is really bad and he is difficult to understand – even if he is saying something sensible.


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  1. Barbarindian said, on May 21, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    The interview has aired and transcript is available on web. Waiting for your comments.

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