Quota in promotions: Mayawati threatens tough stand
“I want to tell the UPA government that running the House is their responsibility. Now, it is the government’s duty to run the House properly and get this Bill debated and passed. We will see for two-three days. We will see the government’s stand on the issue. What they do and what the Chairman of Rajya Sabha says. Then, we will take a tough stand. The SC/ST Bill is a very serious issue for us,” she told reporters after SP members disrupted the RS, protesting against the Bill.
The SP suggested that it will also go to any extent, even if it meant suspension of its members from the House, to stall the Bill. “We will disrupt the House and not allow it to function if the Bill is passed...We will continue to oppose the Bill and we are ready for suspension,” SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said on Monday.
RS Chairman Hamid Ansari made a failed attempt to break the logjam by holding a meeting of the Leader of Opposition in the RS Arun Jaitley, BSP MP S C Misra and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav.
During the meeting, Jaitley was learnt to have highlighted legal deficiencies in the current version of
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