Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This Blood Group Is Backward

"Letters to the editor" is a part of any newspaper that I would not miss reading. You can judge me on this alone, but it is a fact. It is very interesting, for me at least, to know what people think about the news and views expressed in the newspaper. Today, in Deccan Herald, one reader had written to the editor, his strong views against reservation for minorities proposed by the present United "Progressive" Alliance Government. In that, he said, "No sensible person can think of reservation based on religion, colour of skin, blood group etc. ". Now the last bit, about blood group, struck me. This, I thought, was an avenue not yet explored by our reservation-hungry politicians.

Reservations based on blood groups. How to achieve this? Simple. All that needs to be done is first establish a committee; this committee will be entrusted the responsibility of conducting nationwide blood tests, determining the blood group which has the least population.(For the first time in the history of committees, this one will generate revenue for someone outside the committee. And that someone is hospitals conducting blood tests.), then proving officially that, that blood group is a socially and economically backward blood group.

Then the Government has to announce special reservations for those belonging to the oppressed and backward blood group. The opposition will then come out strongly saying, "This is nothing but blood-group politics. ". This will lead to polarization of polity on the basis of blood groups. We will then have 'A positive leader', 'B positive leader', 'O positive leader' etc instead of 'Dalit leader', 'Brahmin leader', 'OBC leader', 'Muslim leader', 'Hindu leader(if there is any)' etc that we have now. Consequently the number of types of leaders will decrease, which is really good.

This blood-group politics will enable us to overcome caste system and politics based on it and politics based on religion. This, to me is the biggest positive that will come out of all this apparent nonsense. And this positive, has come out of that seemingly innocuous "Letters to the Editor" space of the newspaper. Now, I hope, you understand the significance of this oft ignored part of newspapers.

6 comments:

Sandeep said...

I judge you. Yes, you make a very valid point. It's as senseless as any of the reservation policies we have now.

Ondu olle kelasa madtidira, neevu nadskond banni.

Arjun Sharma said...

He he, blood bank politics as an avenue to be explored by politicians -- very nice idea.

swaroop said...

Naanu blood transfusion maadskotini, AB- ge.

Aamele blood transfusion stop maadtaare(Conversion thara). Many people will die. Population kadime aagatte. This is the hidden agenda.Idanna neenu ddp aagi artha maadkobekaagatte.

Harish said...

[Sandeep] Olle kelasa maaDtidina? Enoppa! Anyway thanks ivre.

[Arjun]Yes. The person who had given this idea in that 'Letters To Editor' column is very wise and witty ansatte.

[Swaroop]Hehe! Neevu oLLe corollary tara concept-na extend maaDiddira!

c'est moi said...

By that logic, people with O-, such as moi, will be a realative minority in which case I shall be entitled to reservations and quota seats which.. Yeay! I want blood group reservations...

Harish said...

[Suhasini]Hehe, yes. Also as swaroop has said, people can convert to 'minority' blood groups. Blood transfusion will then be a very 'profitable business'.