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RS session extended till Wednesday for 'quota for upper caste' bill

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : CHARUL SINGH
Published Jan 7, 2019, 9:05 pm IST
Updated Jan 7, 2019, 9:09 pm IST
The proposed bill was approved by the Union Cabinet this afternoon in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The winter session of Parliament began on December 11. (Photo: File | PTI)
 The winter session of Parliament began on December 11. (Photo: File | PTI)

New Delhi: The ongoing winter session of the Rajya Sabha has been extended by a day till Wednesday as the government hopes to introduce and get constitutional amendment bill passed that will allow it bring the proposed 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections under the general category.

The proposed bill was approved by the Union Cabinet this afternoon in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot is expected to introduce the bill in the Lok Sabha tomorrow. “Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution will have to be amended for implementation of the decision,” news agency PTI quoted government sources as saying.

The House, which has not been functioning properly due to disruptions caused by opposition parties, has a number of key legislation pending before it, including the Triple Talaq Bill.

The winter session began on December 11.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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