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Congress Walks Out of LS During Citizenship Amendment Bill Debate


Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till 3:30 pm

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 3:30 pm after uproar by Samajwadi Party members over CBI probe on its members.

Congress Walks Out Of LS

The Congress party walked out of Lok Sabha during debate over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.

Cirizenship Bill Not Restricted to Assam: Rajnath Singh

“I want to clarify that Citizenship Amendment Bill is not for Assam alone or for the betterment of migrants coming from a particular country. This Bill is also for migrants who have come from the western borders and have settled down in Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan.”
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister

He added that there are provisions for those who want to be listed under NRC in the proposed bill and that there would be “no persecution” under it.

“We are committed toward NRC. There will be no discrimination in NRC. All the necessary steps will be taken to deal with illegal migrants.” 
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister

Deve Gowda Backs Bill for 10% Quota for Poor in General Category

JD(S) supremo and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda extended supporto the Centre’s move towards providing a 10 percent quota in government jobs and education for the “economically weaker” sections.

“Janata Dal (Secular) supports the 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections of the upper castes,” he said in a tweet.

Women Representation in CRPF, CISF to Be Made 15%

Women representation in the CRPF and CISF will be made 15 percent while it will be five per cent in BSF, ITBP and SSB, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said Tuesday.

Rijiju said in Lok Sabha that the central government has been working for enhancement of women representation in the constabulary of paramilitary forces.

Govt Tables 10% Reservation in Lok Sabha

The bill for 10 percent reservation for economically weaker upper sections in jobs and education was tabled in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot.

RS Adjourned Till 2 pm

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday as Samajwadi Party members were protesting CBI action against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, reported PTI.

AIUDF, TMC MPs Protest Citizenship Amendment Bill

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in the Parliament premises.

Quota Bill Likely to Be Tabled in Lok Sabha

The BJP has issued a whip to its MPs, asking them to be present in Parliament on Tuesday, 8 January, as it seeks to push for the passage of a bill providing 10 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in the general category.

The bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha and the support of two-thirds of members is necessary for its passage.

The Congress had on Saturday issued a whip to its MPs, asking them to be present in Parliament on Monday and Tuesday.

Union Cabinet Passes 10% Reservation for ‘Economically Weaker’ Sections

In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet Monday cleared a 10 percent job and education quota for “economically weaker” sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has shown signs of drifting away from the party.

The proposed reservation will be over and above the existing 50 percent reservation enjoyed by the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes, taking the total reservation to 60 percent.

The constitutional amendment bill would be required as the constitution does not provide for reservation on the ground of economic conditions. It envisages amendment to Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution.

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Updated: January 8, 2019 — 10:03 am
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