I already gave a write-up on 14/8/2012 in one of my earlier posts in this blog Is it worth compromising merit for political gains?. It was to highlight the injustice being meted out to merit and talent as against caste politics. Now that the issue is gaining a bigger momentum, it can well be expected that it elicits something tangible in the matter. It is virtually a clash amongst political vendors, who for their own interest are doing hectic lobbying for and against. Both the sides in political arena are raising their slogans on the subject justifying their stand, but there is hardly any sign of taking up the issue based on its very merit. Why the issue can’t be tackled by rising above the political considerations. Honestly speaking, parliamentarians are the representatives of the people in the country as a whole and there is no reason as to why they should misuse their position as such to voice their agenda exclusively serving the interest of some particular group or the other. Merit is something that has no group or any cadre, and so is talent. But the problem is that they don’t have any coterie as such to elect their own representatives separately to highlight and raise their voice in the parliament. Such an idea may look to be utopian on the very surface, but it matters much if the issue is categorically viewed and measured in terms of an impartial manner without tracking it politically.
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