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Reservation Bill may not stand judicial scrutiny as it has

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Describing the Bill as political gimmick, opposition parties led by the expressed apprehension that the law empowering 10 per cent to the may not stand judicial scrutiny.

Citing P V Narasimha Rao's government effort to bring in 10 per cent on the basis of economic criteria, K V Thomas (Cong) said it was struck down by the

This legislation has been made in haste and has so many lacunas, he said, adding, it should be sent to Joint Parliamentary Committee for examination.

"It was only yesterdsay that approved the Constitution Amendment for 10 per cent quota for poor under general category on economic basis and was introduced in Parliament today. It raises question on the sincerity of the government," he said.

It seems to be political 'jumla' to win election as Newspapers have written today, he added.

Participating in the debate, M Thambidurai (AIADMK) said reservation is not on economic backwardness but on social backwardness.

He pointed out that government has many schemes for upliftment of economically poor sections of the society and did that mean that these schemes have failed.

(TMC) said that the Bill was not about jobs but about misleading the youth.

The Bill, he said, was about promising and not delivering and was a fake dream that will never become a reality.

TMC, he said, is unhesitantly extending support to the Bill.

Anandra Adsul (Shiv Sena) also rendered his support to the Bill and said it was better late than never.

Stating that the Bill was moved as a "special agenda", B Mahtab (BJD) said that the House was bereft of moving any amendment to the Bill.

(CPM) said that the government wants to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category but where are the jobs.

To make this Bill more comprehensive, the Bill should be referred to the or Standing Committee, he added.

Questioning the urgency of Bill, (NCP) said if the government had been sincere, this bill would not have come on the last day of the last session.

She also said that one of the Cabinet Minister's expressed apprehension that the law may not get approval from the

She was referring to a remark made by who said the government should ensure that it should not get into a legal tangle.

Dushyant Chautala (INLD) also said the legislation would be struck down by the

While supporting the Bill, Dharmendra Yadav (SP) said that also knows the intent of the government as it is just an election gimmick.

Jaiprakash (RJD) said the way the Bill has been brought in is nothing less than deceit for the upper caste.

Nishkant Dubey (BJP) said the has taken various steps to promote inclusive development of society.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:20 IST
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