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CPI, AAP stage walkout from Rajya Sabha over quota bill

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI and the staged a walkout from the Wednesday when the voting on the bill to give 10 per cent reservation to the general category poor was taken up in the House.

D Raja said the party walked out in protest when the voting process started.

As soon as the bill was introduced in the House, member Kanomozhi demanded sending the bill to a select committee for further scrutiny. Her demand was supported by members of several parties, including Raja.

The motion was rejected, following which the CPI and the walked out of the House.

The CPI has two MPs, while the has three in the of Parliament.

The passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 Wednesday, with 165 voting in favour and seven against.

The Modi termed the landmark move as 'slog over sixes'.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 23:50 IST