Bhopal: With general election to the State Assemblies in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan round the corner, a video has gone viral showing an elderly man urging the people to throw Bharatiya Janata Party out of power since it is bent upon perpetuating the reservation system and committing grave injustice towards millions of those belonging to the unreserved category, especially those living below the poverty line.
The man shown in this video is wearing the sacred thread indicating that he is a brahmin. He looks poor and talks forcefully about the plight of those from the unreserved category, who are living below the poverty line.
The poor man in focus particularly underscores and draws attention to a fresh government of India memo asking States to implement reservation in promotion (on the basis of a skewed interpretation of a recent Supreme Court order that specifically relates to an appeal by the Central government against a Delhi High Court order and does not apply to the States).
He raises the demand, originally raised by SAPAKS in Madhya Pradesh, that reservation should be on economic and not caste basis.