B'luru pilot launches online petition against quota

The government recently removed the subsidy on LPG for those with an annual income of Rs 10 lakh and above. Before that it removed the subsidy enjoyed by MPs on canteen food.

Hailing such measures by the government, Bengaluru-based pilot Raghubir Singh Shekhawat has started a petition on Change.org, #GiveUpReservation for the government to continue such a “positive trend” and remove more reservations for people earning more than Rs 10 lakh per annum, irrespective of what caste they belong to.

His petition asks for the Supreme Court and the prime minister to consider his proposal.
“It (reservation) was provisioned for 10 years post-Independence, with an option to extend for another 5 years. Political parties have ensured that 50 percent Reservation is still provided well into the 69th year of Indian independence,” said Raghubir in his petition.  
While necessary to support the underprivileged and economically disadvantaged,
reservation should not be abused and indiscriminately provided based on caste irrespective of economic background or competence, lest it bury merit and breed mediocrity, he said.
Raghubir’s petition has already garnered 84,690 supporters. ‘

“I am signing this as it is high time the society becomes aware that we need a merit-based reservation and not caste-based bully we have practised and abused all these years,” wrote one supporter Raj G.

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