The never-ending introduction of quotas has been creating disharmony in the society. Now quota politics with 50% reservation has made into the institution of Lokpal also. The sanctity of the Lokpal should be maintained at any cost. Instead of abolishing quota in a phased manner, it is being perpetuated, much to the chagrin of majority of people facing denial of fair opportunities to them. Economic backwardness should be the only criteria for reservation benefits. Let the reservation of 18% for SC/ST continue for another 20-25 years. But extension to other groups at the cost of chances of others should be opposed tooth and nail. The authorities at the helm of power should ponder over the issue before the people raise the voice against unbridled reservation.
KV Seetharamaiah, Hassan (Karnataka)