We elect our politicians to make a good difference in our society. They can help make new laws and mend the already existing laws with changing times and changing minds. One of the areas that need that kind of attention right now is the education department. With all the riffs throughout the country for reserved seats in education, Raj Thackeray has something to say.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said reservation based on the caste should be scrapped.
At a gathering held recently in Thane, the MNS Chief, Raj Thackeray made a statement that will ring true to all of us.
Reservation based on the caste should be scrapped. The reservation should be given only for the economically backward. Whenever I get the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi), I will request him to give reservation to those who are economically backward irrespective of the caste.
He alleged that former Prime Minister V P Singh was the “culprit” who brought in the reservation system and “poisoned” the country.
Meanwhile, he praised the Maratha community for taking out “disciplined” protest marches across the state.
SUCH ‘MORCHAS’ (PROTEST MARCHES) WERE NEVER TAKEN OUT IN THE COUNTRY AND THE STATE.
The MNS chief also took a jibe at Congress-NCP asking why no reservation was given to the community when the two parties were in power.
The members of the Maratha community are taking out protest marches to press for their demands which include stern action against the culprits of Kopardi rape and murder case, reservations for the community and scrapping of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The silent marches began after the alleged rape and murder of a Maratha girl by some Dalits youths at Kopardi in July.
The education system really needs to be revised and the subject of reservation stands at a point of vast debate. Not everyone will agree to any side, whether the reservation based on caste should be dropped or not. But whatever it takes, Raj Thackery’s point makes sense.
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