The Late YSR gave a poll promise in the year 2004 that he would provide for Muslim reservation to the tune of 4% in Government jobs. Accordingly he tried to implement his populist promise in various measures. But that led to various legal battles and the Government had to create a law validating the reservations. But now even that law has been striked out by the High Court bench saying that kind of law which divides the people in the basis of Religion is not valid and right.
As expected the Muslim organisations were angry over the court order and demonstrated their displeasure by storming into the secretariat. With this the state government may be hard pressed to create a new avenue to provide for reservations for the Muslim community who for long have been treated as the vote banks in every aspect.
But it would be better for the health of democracy that the Government does not resort to these kind of populist measures as there are every chances that communal forces who are waiting to stoke the public anger on either sides divide them and create havoc once again.
But will the political parties play in a mature manner or else play to the gallery as is their wont?