The private Bill by Congress demanding separate reservation quota for EBC members of 'unreserved' category in the state was introduced in the Gujarat Assembly on March 10 by senior Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar alongwith three other party MLAs--Balwantisinh Rajput, Amit Chavda and Tejashreeben Patel.

It is named as "the Gujarat EBC (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Bill-2016."

The Bill has been introduced in the wake of ongoing quota agitation by Patel community in Gujarat, which has helped Gujarat Congress to a great extent in winning Panchayat body polls held in November last year.

Ahead of those polls, Congress leaders have openly came in support of Patel community's demand for reservation. As promised by the party before the commencement of current state Assembly session, they have introduced the Bill in the House.

Though the Bill has been introduced in the Assembly, there is no guarantee that it will be taken up for discussion, at least in this session, as there are more than 15 other such private member bills which are already in queue.

According to BJP MLA Bharat Patel, who is the Chairman of Assembly Committee on Private Members' Business, there are thin chances of this Bill to be taken up for discussion, as the House will take up those bills first which were introduced prior to this Bill.

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