Unfortunately, his government is not quite on the money as far as the solution goes — reserving a third of seats at the national and state legislatures does not sufficiently guarantee that India will change its attitude towards women.
Worse, it may convey an impression that the problem is being addressed while not amounting to much in reality.
The main purpose of reservation policy was to rectify the situation created by continuing social system and economic depravation which had been the lost of these people.
33 of 395 articles in the Constitution deal with the provision of reservation and their implementation as-far-as the scheduled castes are concerned.
and Janata Dal in their election manifesto promised to implement the recommendations of Mandal Commission and 27% reservation to backward classes within a year of coming to power.
All the other political parties including Congress (I) were also committed to implement the Mandal Commission.
The original pact on which the current reservation to SC/ST is based is 1932 Poona Pact between Dr. Accordingly the 1935 Constitution provided for reservation to the scheduled castes and tribes and also gave the definition of scheduled castes.
The present Constitution has adopted the same details as found in 1935 Constitution regarding the definition.
As-far-as poverty and backwardness is concerned, it is prevalent in all castes and not only in backward castes or scheduled castes and tribes.
Andrei Betcille, studies Indian caste system and cautioned against “Caste Rest-vation”, a noted socialist which is counter productive and widens the traditional gap.