Jun 23, 2024

Lok Sabha Passes upper caste poor Reservation Bill

Lok Sabha clears the way for 10% quota to upper caste poor

Tuesday was a charged-up day in Parliament with the Quota Bill and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill emerging as the two main issues between the government and opposition parties.

With proceedings going well into the night, both bills were passed by Lok Sabha despite some opposition parties expressing their reservations. The government put up a brave front and explained the need and justification for the bills with determination.

Earlier on Tuesday, opposition MPs had protested against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that aims to give citizenship to illegal migrants of six religious minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

While the Congress MPs staged a walkout, the Trinamool Congress said the bill is highly divisive and lead to violence. The bill was eventually passed

The Quota Bill was introduced by BJP’s Thawar Chand Gehlot and AIADMK expressed its reservation. Its MP walked out before voting began

 

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