What are reserved constituency ? Why are they necessary ?
The Indian Constitution provides for a special system of reserved constituencies for the weaker sections of the society.
Some constituencies are reserved for people who belong to the Scheduled Castes [SC] and Scheduled Tribes [ST]. In a SC reserved constituency only someone who belongs to the Scheduled Castes can stand for election. Similarly only those belonging to the Scheduled Tribes can contest an election from a constituency reserved for ST. The reserved constituencies help the weaker section to come forward and fight elections, thus guaranteeing the right to equality.