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Assessing Gorbachev

RECENT events in Karnataka have rendered my note (July 9) outdated and my attitude too sanguine. The state government has diluted its earlier G O by bringing the entire veerasaiva (Iingayat) and vokkaliga communities within the ambit of reservations. It will be recalled that the first G O had treated only the rural sections of these two communities as backward. This is not all. Lingayats and vokkaligas were placed in separate categories so that there can be no risk of competition between them. The new G O effectively puts the state's reservation 'policy

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