While demanding the promulgation of an ordinance to overturn the recent Supreme Court verdict over the reservation policy,JD(U) president Sharad Yadav Monday warned the government of a mass agitation in case it failed to do so.
Yadav,who was speaking to the media,said he would mobilise members of Parliament across party lines to press this demand at the outset of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. We would all stand up on the first day of the session to ask the government to come out with an ordinance, he said.
The government,according to Yadav,did not fight the case sincerely and strongly. He was critical of Law Minister Kapil Sibal for not heeding my advice to intervene in the case Faculty Association of AIIMS versus Union of India. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir had pronounced its verdict on July 18.
The JD(U) chief said the apex court decision had diluted the reservation policy because it implied that there could be no quota in the appointment for faculty posts in specialty and super-specialty courses in medical colleges. This is dangerous,because it may create a situation when the reservation policy is applicable to only Group C and Group D posts.
The court,according to Yadav,should leave governance and policy formulation to the government and concentrate on adjudication of cases. The issue,in his view,could lead to a social conflict and re-open the issues which had been settled for long.