Reservation for General Category: 'This bill is a fraud on the Constitution', says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi
ABP News 2019-01-08 21:27:00
The constitutional amendment bill to provide 10%t reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in the general category has been tabled in the Lok Sabha today and discussions are underway in the lower court. While the winter session of Lok Sabha ends today, the government has extended the Rajya Sabha session till Wednesday to push the passage of the reservation bill, as per the report.
In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet on Monday cleared a 10 percent job and education quota for "economically weaker" sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has shown signs of a drift from the party. The government today introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha for the quota.
The bill was brought in on the last day of the Winter Session of the Lok Sabha and Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot introduced it in the House amid protests by the Samajwadi Party.