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Overjoyed, committed to marginalised: PM on extension to SC-ST reservation

"We are unwaveringly committed towards the empowerment of our citizens, especially the marginalised," the prime minister wrote on Twitter

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the party's victory in both Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls, at BJP HQ, in New Delhi, Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. BJP President Amit Shah and BJP Working President JP Nadda are a
Modi was present in Lok Sabha when the members voted for the Bill.

Prime Minister on Tuesday said he was "overjoyed" that Lok Sabha unanimously passed a Bill to extend reservation for SCs and STs in and state legislatures by another 10 years.

"We are unwaveringly committed towards the empowerment of our citizens, especially the marginalised," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

Modi was present in Lok Sabha when the members voted for the Bill.

It was passed with 352 members voting in favour and none against it.

"I am overjoyed on the unanimous passage of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019 that extends SC/ST reservations for ten more years," he said.

First Published: Tue, December 10 2019. 20:20 IST
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