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SP to rock Rajya Sabha if SC/ST quota bill passed

Publish Date: 10 Dec 2012, 09:17 PM
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2013, 01:03 PM
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SP to rock RS if SC/ST quota bill passed
SP to rock RS if SC/ST quota bill passed

New Delhi: SP on Monday said it will continue to stall Rajya Sabha proceedings and that its members were ready to face suspension in case the bill providing for reservation to SCs/STs in promotion in government job is passed.

"We will disrupt the House and not allow it to function if the bill (for reservation to SC/ST in job promotions) is passed...We will continue to oppose the bill and we are ready for suspension," SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said told reporters here.

Asked if the party will disrupt the House proceedings if the government gets the bill passed amid the din, he said, "If they are adamant to get it passed, then we will do it."

On the issue of the bill being introduced by Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy in Rajya Sabha onMonday, the SP leader said, "The whole House was in turmoil. (It's introduction) is not according to the norms. It is unconstitutional. It will lead to hatred  between communities and will create division in the society."

Yadav said, "They are doing something to undo what the court has done. This is not the first time they are doing so. Because of majority of the people are against this. We will continue to oppose it. It is unethical."

He said BSP was depending on the government to get the bill passed but clarified that SP was from the very beginning was opposed to the promotion quota measure.

On the Walmart lobbying report, the SP leader said, "It is a very disturbing news. The government should clarify on the issue. SP wants the Prime Minister to reply and explain the issue. The Prime Minister should come to the House and explain who took the money, if money has been given."

(Agencies)

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