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Will table bills on anti-superstition, reservation in

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister today said his will table two important bills to curb superstition and to give reservation in promotions to SC/STs in state services during the November session of

On the demand for separate religion status to Lingayats, the CM said he would recommend it to the central if religious groups come with a requisition in this regard.

was in the national capital to make a courtesy call to President Ram Nath Kovind. He also President and Defence Minister

After the meetings on various state issues, the Chief Minister told reporters that a revised anti-superstition bill as well as a draft to provide reservation in promotion to (SCs) and '(STs) will be tabled in during November session.

"Our is committed to bring a to curb superstition. We are confident that it will be passed in the next session," Siddaramaih told reporters here.

The cabinet sub-committee has been asked to study and draft a bill on the lines of the Maharashtra The revised bill will be tabled, he added.

cabinet which had discussed the proposed 'Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Inhuman Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Bill' during in July 2016 session had referred it to a cabinet sub- committee headed by Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa.

The state government, especially Law Minister T B Jayachandra, was under pressure from civil society groups to bring in an anti-superstition bill after the murder of rationalist M M Kalburgi.

On reservation in promotions to SC/ST employees, said that the apex court has stuck down provisions of the state quota law. "We don't want to comment on it. We will pass the bill in the next session."

Last month, the state government had decided to go for an ordinance to circumvent the Supreme Court order. But Governor Vajubhai Vala had returned it seeking clarification.

On growing demand for separate religion status to the dominant Veerashaiva-Lingayat community, Siddaramaiah said the BJP is spreading "misinformation" on this issue.

"I have no role in it. Don't link this issue is with the party and government. I just promised that I will recommend if any request comes...," he added.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 20:42 IST