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Cricket, well reserved

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on May 28, 2006

Reservations, though was necessary for equalising the social injustice done to a section of the population over many years, has now become almost meaningless especially when the same is being used by politicians as a vote grabbing tool.

We have seen a Mandal Maniac in V.P. Singh, who to counter the farmer brigade of Devi Lal divided the entire country into two with his idea of implementing Mandal Commission recommendations. I still remember the stickers on cars on Delhi roads in those days that screamed “Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for VP”.

After that there have been countless attempts by the politicians in power and out of power to rake up this issue and divide the people. Now there is another Singh who is trying the same route. The problem is no politician worth the salt in the country is able to raise his voice against the latest idea as everyone wants to have a share of the “reserved” votes.

I do not know how many of these politicians will be ready to be operated by a ‘reserve qualified’ doctor or would have his ‘indirect businesses’ run by a ‘reserve qualified MBA’. As long as it affects only the general public it is not a problem for them. For they can get imported doctors for checking up the kidney of a Pramod Mahajan or the heart of a Murasoli Maran. If it is just voting public, ‘go to heaven – as politicians make India hell’.

I will rather prefer a rule from election commission that unless all sons and daughters of a contesting candidate studies in a Government School, they will be disqualified from contesting. Then you will see the quality of these educational institutions improving.

So much for serious writing. Now, I have some interesting forward from one of my friends. This is purported to be a speech of Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro, on reservations in Cricket. Read on.

I think we should have job reservations in all the fields. I completely support the PM and all the politicians for promoting this.

Let’s start the reservation with our cricket team. We should have 10 percent reservation for Muslims. 30 percent for OBC, SC/ST like that. Cricket rules should be modified accordingly. The boundary circle should be reduced for an SC/ST player. The four hit by an OBC player should be considered as a six and a six hit by an OBC player should be counted as 8 runs. An OBC player scoring 60 runs should be declared as a century.

We should influence ICC and make rules so that the pace bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar should not bowl fast balls to our OBC player. Bowlers should bowl maximum speed of 80 kilometer per hour to an OBC player. Any delivery above this speed should be made illegal.

Also we should have reservation in Olympics. In the 100 meters race, an OBC player should be given a gold medal if he runs 80 meters.

There can be reservation in Government jobs also. Let’s recruit SC/ST and OBC pilots for aircrafts which are carrying the ministers and politicians (that can really help the country…)

Ensure that only SC/ST and OBC doctors do the operations for the ministers and other politicians. (Another way of saving the country…)

Let’s be creative and think of ways and means to guide INDIA forward…

Lets show the world that INDIA is a GREAT country.
Let’s be proud of being an INDIAN…

May the good breed of politicians like ARJUN SINGH long live…

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