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5.30 pm Dec 11, 2012

Will the Quota Bill on promotions derail the reforms push?

Will the Quota Bill on promotions derail the reforms push? Talk to one of the country's top political journalists to find out.
12 questions answered
  • Dear Mr. Chaubey, any reform can not work in vaccum. Nation needs effective Bureaucracy as a precuser to any reform. Considering the fact is it right to say that quota bill on promotions derails the reform push? Why can not as a nation we decide the fate of caste based quota. Asked by: Anand
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Quota bill& reforms are inveresely proportional because parliament wont take any position on quota. BSP and SP at logger heads will ensure that no other reform bill can be discussed or passed
  • What is your opinion on Mulayam and mayawati supporting the UPA Government Asked by: Rajesh
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Both are propping up UPA for their own reasons. Mayawati wants Quota bill for sure, Both Mulayam and Mayawati hope they can take support from a weakened congress and make it to the top post themselves
  • Who needs reform when government is distributing education, jobs, contracts etc based on caste based quota. Don't you think reform is nothing but asking general category poor people to shut the eyes from ground reality? What is your view? Asked by: Anand
  • Bhupendra Chaubey CASTE is a reality of our country. We cant outrightly deny it. Problem arises when people only and only start taking decisions on the basis of caste. govt on one hand is giving the reforms agenda a big push, on the other is dangling the quota card. Both are needed
  • The Economic reforms still on anvil like the banking and Pension bills will have left fully opposed and hence Govt mat again try to break the opposition on individual Bill ( issue ) basis and still have teh last Laugh ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Bhupendra Chaubey At the moment, the opposition wont allow parliament to function. Since they have been browbeaten by the congress on FDI vote, no chance of them cooperating with govt on these legislation. Hence no question of all these bills coming up
  • We all know that even Babasaheb Ambedkar wished to have quota system only for initial 10 years.Don't you think that the power hungry politicians with a view to vote bank in their dirty minds are playing with fire by encouraging reservation/quota for years togather? Asked by: Shyam Vadalker
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Its a tricky subject. Decades of discrimination cant be washed away by one round of reservations. So maybe you do need two rounds of reservations. In promotions too, to bring the discrimated lot at par, you need to do this perhaps
  • Has any other country, developed or developing,reservation/quota system based on caste basis? Asked by: Shyam Vadalker
  • Bhupendra Chaubey There are reservations which have been made on ethnic grounds in several other countries as well
  • Dear Mr. Chaube, Why is SP only opposing quota in promotion? Why other parties are mum despite the fact that it is not a good thing for the nation? Asked by: Anand
  • Bhupendra Chaubey A lot of other parties are also opposed to quota in promotion, but since this is a sensitive subject, no one wants to oppose this publically
  • Why BSP chief prefers to become RS member instead of becoming LS member? Asked by: Anand
  • Bhupendra Chaubey She has been in the Lok Sabha too. Since here, she came mid term, after losing the assembly polls, and I guess since Mulayam Singh is in the Lok Sabha, she wouldnt have wanted to be in the same house
  • Quota bill honestly its not going to passed that means its taken to divert from some other issues ? Asked by: Hari
  • Bhupendra Chaubey Yes, I am not sure if quota bill in its existing form can be passed. Even if some amendments are made, It will be difficult for the govt to build a consensus
  • Dear Mr. Chaubey, In your opinion on what ground this quota bill on promotion is getting pushed in RS? Considering the way qutoa is being given in every walk of like, where should poor of general category should go? Asked by: Anand
  • Bhupendra Chaubey I believe time has come to look for reservations on economic grounds now. But its a very sensitive issue which I feel in present state of coalition governments is very difficult to achieve
  • You said that both quota and reformes are needed. Is there any limit beyond which caste based quota should be denied? Has that limit reached? Asked by: Anand
  • Bhupendra Chaubey I feel caste based quota has already reached its limit
  • Will the Quota Bill on promotions derail the reforms push? Asked by: BS Singh
  • Bhupendra Chaubey it will delay the process