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50% Reservation Quota for Youth at Parliament.

Below is the full text of my Blog at lead India'09.

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82% of YOUNG India wants to be under Reservation Quota at Parliament...
50% Reservation in Parliament for Youth: 82% say, YES.

This is with reference to the on-going “Young India Asks” poll - 50% Reservation in Parliament for Youth? I am very disappointed that 82% of us have already voted FOR, until the time I start writing this blog. This number would surely go up further. It may even cross the 90% mark.

I am going against the tide a little in this blog by bringing a sensitive but very important issue up here in this forum. But the facts must be highlighted, actions corrected, debated and argued upon to find the best way forward, in a true democracy like ours. Young India seems to have lost its focus and objective if 82% of us really feel that we need 50% reservation in Parliament. Do we actually deserve this? Will this solve the problem? Have we run out of steam to get there on our own merits, strengths and determination and would need the help of a Reserved quota? 82% of us who have voted FOR the reservation need to stop, re-visit their decision, their vote and then decide if they really need and rightly deserve this Reservation. If we can not think positive and make an educated, intelligent & informed vote on these opinion polls, do we think that the YOUNG India is ready just yet for the final assault – Voting at Parliament Elections?

We all want a change - a complete turn-around, we are restless, we have run out of patience, we are fed-up, we are raring to go: but go where? What change? Who will replace whom? How to bring about this change? Whom do we send their as our true representatives? Would they be capable and better than the current lot? How do we ensure that? These are some of the questions for which I am looking to find answers around here.

We, the youth of India, have not even understood the very meaning, objective, intent and the logic behind the word Reservation. We are so very used to and obsessed with ASKING, which is slowly turning into DEMANDING (without even knowing what it actually means) - we want ..., we need ..., we must get ..., we wish ..., Come on, Young India, Wake up! Reservation if at all, is needed for the suppressed, forgotten, downtrodden, backward, poor, Specially-Abled and other such helpless & weaker sections of our society. I am sorry to say that I am not and would never like to be a part of such YOUNG India that would fall into any of these categories. If 82% of us still feel so, by all means, go get it !!

Ashish.
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Posted by Ashish Jauhari in Education on Sun, 05 Apr, 2009

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