‘Reservations are no longer about social justice’

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who wears the suit and panche with equal panache, recently justified the fresh call for reservations, saying South India's progress vis-a-vis the rest of the country had shown that reservations work. Not so, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta in this fine piece in that very fine newspaper, The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060505/asp/opinion/story_6177300.asp