Get rid of quotas in higher educational institutions; instead repair the primary education system to give everybody a chance to learn and compete. That has been the advice on every expert's lip. But the Manmohan Singh government is doing the exact opposite.
It wants to gift fish to the OBCs instead of teaching them how to fish. Worse, it's all set to go back on its commitment to providing a 25 per cent reservation of seats for children from weaker sections in private unaided primary schools.