LOK SABHA PASSES RESERVATION BILL

The Lok Sabha has passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty- Fourth Amendment) Bill to ensure 10 percent reservation for economically weaker section of the society from General Category. It now needs to pass the Rajya Sabha scrutiny tomorrow, where the government does not have the majority. The Rajya Sabha will take up the bill on Wednesday.

The NDA has a total of 96 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Rajya Sabha and will need the support of least 163 of the 245 MPs in the upper house. The government is banking on the support of the Congress which has 50 MPs and the Samajwadi Party (SP) which has 13 MPs in the upper house. Both the parties supported the bill in Lok Sabha.

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