When that debate was going on, Winston Churchill made a concerted attack on the labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee. He said: "We built the glory of the British Empire for 150 years and you surrendered to Gandhi, who has no arms, no bullets, no guns and no ammunition."
Attlee gave him a fitting reply. Sometimes we do not understand our own history. Someone else has to teach it to us. Attlee narrating the history said: "Mr. Churchill, it is true that we quit India but we quit with grace. Are you under the impression that our Empire survived in India for 150 years on the strength of Indian people? We were there on the strength of the Navy and the army." While replying to Winston Churchill Attlee said: "The Royal Indian Navy's revolt in 1946 and the formation of the INA under the leadership of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, though not blessed by Gandhi, were the consequences of the patriotic mass awakening that Gandhi had created. It was thus clear that we could no more rely on the army and the navy to sustain our empire in India. When that became a reality, it was better to quit with grace."
TN Seshan too said in an interview. When he had contested the presidential election against KRNarayanan, media n others were just describing him as Dalit when he an intellect had a lot of other professional qualities to his credit. When we are fighting against discrimination, we shud be the first to stop categorizing a section as SC or Dalit.
That itself is the biggest reason why we need reservations. Our PM is on record having said that Valmikis should consider their work service to God!