1/9/2019 3:52:50 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, aimed at providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to poorer Indians, was passed in the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Parliament, yesterday (January 8) with 323 votes in favour and just three against. But the opposition protested against the bill when it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament, today (January 9).
The opposition demanded the bill be sent to a select committee for scrutiny. The opposition accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing politics and questioned the timing of the bill, introduced only months ahead of Lok Sabha elections later this year.
The 10 per cent reservation is in addition to the existing 50 per cent reservation for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm (4.30 pm Singapore time) following the opposition protests.