Following is the letter which Shri Varun Gandhi (Member of Parliament) has written to Shri Nitin Gadkari, President, Bharatiya Janata Party, asking for review of the Party position on reservation of Promotion Bill in the Parliament.
As someone who is sensitive and committed to social equality and the concerns of India, I believe you would be the correct person to understand my concerns about the reservation of Promotion Bill brought into Parliament.
I have seen personally the good work you have undertaken for the benefit of farmers and the rural youth in your home State. It is therefore with great expectation that I am writing to you regarding the issue of reservation in promotions.
We have inherited a system in which one person in government can negatively affect the lives of many. Therefore it is imperative that we not compromise on merit and seniority in government promotions. The implications of this Bill will be to drive a wedge between sections of society. It will create discontent which is already apparent in the striking of lakhs of government employees of Uttar Pradesh. Employment opportunities for the youth will be adversely affected and governance will suffer. Youth aspire to a better India in which they have space to grow and fulfill their destinies. Their aspirations lie crushed in the face of this Bill.
I turn to you for justice for the people of my home State of Uttar Pradesh. I humbly request you to work towards a consensus within the party with a view to opposing this Bill and addressing the issues that make a large section of our people feel let down.
The BJP has stood for justice and good governance. Let us continue on that path.