Sensible government & politics !
After BSP’s stunning success in forging an unbeatable Dalit-upper caste alliance in UP, the real question was whether Mayawati could sustain the momentum via sensible governance & politics.
Last week’s UP announcement of 30% reservation in private sector – not by dictat, but with dangled carrots – offers real evidence that she possibly can. The issue of private-sector reservations.. which has inflamed passions & generated heated debates, has for the first time, seen a pragmatic solution being offered.
Indian Express, in its lead story last week, described this as a “unique give & take formula”.