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MoS not informed of Quota Bill, claims Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Citing MoS KP Gurjar's written reply to an unstarred question, senior on Wednesday claimed that council of ministers is being kept uninformed about major decisions and the government has introduced Quota bill in the Parliament in haste.

Speaking to media persons, Patel said, "Bill (Quota Bill) was passed in yesterday but in his written reply dated Jan 8, MoS KP Gurjar had said that no such proposal is under consideration. Hence I raised it in the house that the functioning of this government is such that doesn't know about what is doing, a has no idea of what is doing and similarly whatever the is doing is not in knowledge of the other ministers. The same thing also happened during the demonetisation."

"It shows the kind of seriousness behind this bill. They pressed the panic button after failing to form a government in five states. Still, we have supported this. Those who deserve should be benefitted by it," Patel added.

Reading out the written reply and the question asked he said, "The question was about whether the government is mulling over the possibilities of providing reservation to the weaker section of general category for education and employment. The reply of the same was given on January 8, which stated that as of present no such proposal is under consideration."

The Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Constitution to make economically-weaker sections of general category eligible for 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs.

The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha with 165 votes in favour and seven against after a day-long debate, a day after the passed it with 323 votes against 3 votes.

The provision will become law once signs it.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 06:50 IST