Quota for upper castes: Modi govt introduces amendment bill in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi : After series of debate and arguments, the 10% quota bill for the economically poor from the 'General Category' received majority vote in the Lok Sabha and was passed to Rajya Sabha. The government today has introduced the amendment bill in Rajya Sabha so as to give reservation in state jobs and educational institutions for upper caste poor people.
Honorable Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the social justice and empowerment minister has introduced the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenth- Four Amendment) Bill 2 2019 amid slogan shouting by opposition Congress over the citizenship bill.
Congress members wanted home minister Rajnath Singh to first come to the House and make a statement on the bill that provides non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan Indian citizenship.
It's worth mentioning that soon after the quote bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, BJP chief Amit Shah expressed gratitude towards the government for taking the initiative for the development of economically weaker sections in upper caste.
Lok Sabha passed the quota bill amongst the slogan of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. In the meantime, AIADMK MP Thambidurai walked out of the House.
The reservation amendment bill that has been passed by Lok Sabha and is now in Rajya Sabha is likely to benefit those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh and those who have not more than five acres of land.