25th May 2012
Baba Ramdev is wrong to support reservations and expand to Muslims/Christians
The reservations policy – which has divided the already divided society of India, without doing ANYTHING to bring about equality of opportunity – has been long supported by Indian socialists of all hues, whether Congress or BJP (e.g. Advani is one of the staunchest supporters of reservations).
As if to confirm his socialist leanings, and to worsen an already bad situation, Baba Ramdev has come out in support of reservations. Instead of demanding policies that will end state-based discrimination, Ramdev is looking to extend reservations to Muslim and Christian “Dalits” (whatever that means).
“I did not know till recently that Article 341 does not cover Muslims and Christian dalits. This is not fair. Dalit is a dalit, whether he is a Hindu, Christian or a Muslim. So, all Dalits should get equal rights. We will have to struggle to achieve this. We will launch a struggle (for this). I extend my wholehearted support,” he said.