‘The modern Indian looks to Government for aid in everything’(Rabindranath). Is it ‘the conceit of largest democracy’? The 73rd and 74th amendment of Constitution of India ensures the democratic decentralisation of power from the grassroot (Panchayat) level to the upper houses of Government, facilitating spectatorship to participants through the reservation of seats for SCs and STs. Party politics is still largely dominated by higher castes and by ‘the economically better off among SCs and STs’. 'Prejudice against Reservation Policies' demands continuation of the reservation policy. The magnitude of discrimination against SCs and STs is a clear expression of prejudice as well as a psychic attempt of forward castes to hold onto their higher social status for the retrieval of material benefits. Keeping discriminated groups in the vicious cycle of lack of voice and influence has enabled the development of an inferiority complex. ‘The economically better off among SCs and STs', including the electoral representatives of the same group, make little effort to improve the disadvantaged position of their fellow political members. The inequality is so wide-spread that the dominant political elite is sometimes ashamed to populise their untouchability. There is a lack of mutual respect and co-operation for the achievement of progress and prosperity for all. But the elites are strategic in securing their advancement. These tendencies have a close resemblance with caste discrimination and prejudice. Self-governance, mutual respect and enhancement of social interaction should be facilitated before providing any relief, compensation or reparation. Relief makes citizens more dependent and opportunist – fostering ‘competitive populism’.