LOKSABHA

This committee known as the House of the People is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by adult universal suffrage and a first-past-the-post system to represent their respective constituencies, and they hold their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers.

Caste-based reservations in India were first introduced to promote equal treatment in a society hitched with the yoke of untouchability. Though reservation played the role of a potent tool to recompense the social injustice and deprivations of the exploited communities, it has degraded to become a monopolistic tool for the privileged few and a catalyst for caste-related conflicts in the present scenario.

The reservation base has been abused by political forces that are governed by ulterior motives such as accruing votes on their account. Before every election, the motivated political expediency manipulates the political strategies, creating fresh demands for reservation on behalf of their people: for Jats in Punjab and Haryana, Patidars in Gujarat, Marathas in Maharastra and so on.

Hence the contemporary discourse demands progressive rethinking on the present system of reservation and for alternative solutions which are truly inclusive and non-discriminatory. Therefore, the agenda for the upcoming session of the Lok Sabha is: "Analysing the Reservation System in India in light of recent events."

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