Mint Explainer: Could Karnataka's election affect India's reservations policy?
- Both the BJP and Congress have promised voters caste-based quotas in excess of the 50% cap imposed by the Supreme Court in 1992. This is easier said than done
Karnataka's politicians from both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress have been making election promises related to reservations ahead of the assembly polls on 10 May. The outcome could have awkward implications for MPs and Supreme Court justices, as both political parties have pledged to breach India's reservation restrictions if elected.