Only 3 votes Against, Lok Sabha Clears Quota Bill

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Only 3 votes Against, Lok Sabha Clears Quota Bill

The Bill, which was introduced by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, was passed on the last day of the winter session of the Lower House with 323 votes in favour and just three against.

Just a day after it was cleared by the Union Cabinet, the Lok Sabha Tuesday passed The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019, described as “historic” by the government, to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category.

The Bill, which was introduced by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, was passed on the last day of the winter session of the Lower House with 323 votes in favour and just three against.

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The Bill will be tabled Wednesday in the Rajya Sabha, where the session has been extended by a day. Sources told The Indian Express that the government is in talks with Opposition members to allow the passage of the Bill in the Upper House.

In the Lok Sabha, the government argued that the Bill addresses the need to bring the economically weaker to the mainstream but the Opposition alleged that it is being pushed through with an eye on the elections this year.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from The Indian Express.)

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