Sc_st Quota Bill

  • UPA not serious on quota bill, alleges Mayawati December 22, 2012

    Upset with the UPA government for not being able to pass the SC/ST promotion quota bill in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session, BSP chief Mayawati said that though she has warned the government, she isn't planning to withdraw her support. ...
  • Quota bill to be taken up in LS on Thursday: Nath December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Unfazed by Samajwadi Party's strong protest which led to a scuffle in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the government said the bill for providing quota in government job promotion will be taken up in the House on Thursday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath termed as 'deplorable' the incident...
  • SP MP snatches SC/ST quota bill from Narayanasamy December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a major drama in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday when a Samajwadi Party MP, Yashvir Singh, snatched the SC/ST Quota in Promotion Bill (Constitution (117th Amendment)) from Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasami while he was reading it in the House. Congress President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Lok Sabha to vote on SC/ST quota in promotions bill today December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will on Wednesday take up the Constitutional amendment for reservation in promotion for SC and ST in government jobs or the quota bill. The bill has already been passed in the Rajya Sabha despite strong opposition from the Samajwadi Party. The bill faces more trouble...
  • Let a discussion on quota bill take place first: BJP December 17, 2012

    The BJP has issued a whip to its MPs to vote for the SC/ST quota bill. Meanwhile, SP MPs continued to protests against the bill in both the Lok sabha and the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Live: LS adjourned after uproar over quota bill December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: 3:10 pm: The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions over the SC/ST quota bill. 12:10 pm: The Lok Sabha was adjourned yet again till 2 pm as SP MPs rushed to the well of the House protesting against the SC/ST quota bill. 12:05 pm: There...
  • RS to vote on quota bill today; split within Cong, BJP December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has issued whips to its MPs to to vote in favour of the quota in promotions bill amid voices of dissent that are coming not just from the principle opposition party but also the Congress. The Samajwadi Party is accusing the government of using...
  • Rajya Sabha to vote on quota bill on Monday December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Voices of dissent within the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the controversial bill providing reservation to SCs/STs in promotions in government jobs became audible on Sunday. This a day before the Rajya Sabha would vote on the bill. Despite a whip from the BJP's central leadership...
  • SP threat on quota bill mere political posturing: BJP December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday dubbed as "mere political posturing" the threat of the Samajwadi Party to review its outside support to UPA if the SC/ST quota bill is passed. "SP and BSP are handinglove with Congress. On several occasions, the two have jumped in to save...
  • RS discusses Section 66A of IT Act December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Friday discussed Section 66 of the IT Act which has come under fire over the past few weeks after several people were arrested on charges of posting "offensive" content online. The most prominent of the cases related to the arrests of two girls from Palghar,...
  • Watch: Furious RS Dy Chairman warns protesting SP MPs, evicts 1 December 13, 2012

    RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien repeatedly warned the SP MPs who were protesting against the SC/ST quota bill that he would name them if they continued to disrupt proceedings. ...
  • SP to continue opposing SC/ST quota bill: Sources December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to continue its independent probe against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, the leader was meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the controversial SC/ST quota bill. Post meeting, SP sources said that the party will continue...
  • Maya accuses Hamid Ansari of remaining absent from RS December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: There were noisy scenes in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Upper House suffered an adjournment after BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at Chairman Hamid Ansari. The BSP supremo rushed to the Well of the House demanding that Ansari makes the government's stand clear on the quota bill....
  • Nitish favours quota for SC/STs in promotion December 10, 2012

    Patna: With Parliament set to take up Amendment Bill to restore quota in promotion for SC/STs, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he favoured the legislation. "I and my party JD(U) is in favour of the Bill for restoration of quota in promotion for SC/STs," Kumar told reporters...
  • RS Chairman calls meet to break deadlock on SC/ST quota December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after an uproar over the Constitution amendment bill for SC/ST quota in promotions in government jobs. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari held an allparty meeting to find a way out of the deadlock. Leader of the Opposition in...
  • UPA likely to push quota bill in Rajya Sabha December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: After winning the battle for FDI in retail with the help of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, the UPA government is planning to introduce an amendment bill for reservation of Scheduled Castes and Tribes in promotions in government jobs in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. In lieu of...
  • SC/ST quota bill likely to come up in Rajya Sabha November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The contentious promotionsbased quota bill for SC/ST candidates is likely to come up in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. It will be moved for consideration and passage by Minister of State V Narayanasamy. While the BSP is demanding its early passage, the Samajwadi Party is opposed to it....
  • Monsoon session all sound and fury, no work September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The monthlong Monsoon session of Parliament that began on August 8 has been one of the least productive sessions by far with protests over Assam violence, CAG report on coal blocks allocation and finally the Bill over SC/ST quota in job promotions stalling the proceedings. No business could...
  • Coalgate: Parliament adjourned sine die as monsoon session ends September 7, 2012

    The monsoon session of Parliament was a washout with minimal business conducted over 3 weeks as Opposition repeatedly disrupted proceedings over the coal scam. ...
  • SC/ST quota bill stalls RS, Mayawati blames Cong September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Uproarious scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday over the Constitution (One Hundred Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012, which provides for reservation to SCs/STs in job promotions, leaving little scope for the Bill to be passed in this Monsoon Session which ends on Friday. The Bill, which was...
  • Maya says Congress playing a game on quota September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: 2.08 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar over bill for quota in promotion and other issues. 1.15 pm: The BJP on Thursday said that the Congress should first come out clean in the coal blocks allocation controversy before taking up any other agenda in Parliament. "The...
  • MPs involved in RS scuffle remain unapologetic September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliamentary politics hit a new low with MPs getting into a scuffle on the floor of the house over the SC/ST Quota Bill on Wednesday. However, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, whose MPs were involved in the scuffle, remained unapologetic. Speaking to CNNIBN Editor in Chief...
  • UPA split as SP, DMK oppose SC/ST Quota Bill September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Undeterred by unruly scenes in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the government would try to bring the Bill providing quota in promotions to SC/ST in government jobs on Thursday in Parliament but its immediate passage looks unlikely with the opposition emerging from within the UPA. The Samajwadi...
  • SC/ST quota bill tabled, divides Parliament September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The bitter political battle over the Constitution (One Hundred Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012, which provides for reservation to SCs/STs in job promotions, has deeply divided Parliament. The Centre after tabling the legislation on Wednesday indicated that the Bill is unlikely to be passed in the Monsoon Session, prompting...
  • BSP MPs misbehaved with me: SP MP Naresh Aggarwal September 5, 2012

    Naresh Aggarwal said he will complain against BSP MP Avtar Singh Karimpuri to the Rajya sabha Chairperson. ...
  • Tabling quota bill in RS unconstitutional: Mulayam September 5, 2012

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav termed the government's move to table the SC/ST quota bill in Rajya Sabha as unconstitutional. ...
  • No help from NDA, UPA on SC/ST quota: Mayawati September 5, 2012

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the NDA and UPA for the delay in passing of the SC/ST quota bill. ...
  • Watch: MPs fight, push each other in Rajya Sabha over quota September 5, 2012

    SP MP Naresh Aggarwal and BSP MP Avtar Singh Karampuri pushed each other in the Rajya Sabha while fighting over the SC/ST Quota Bill. ...
  • Live: Can't pass quota bill in this session, says govt September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: 2.03 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. 1.58 pm: Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V Narayanasamy, said the government has done its job by tabling the SC/ST quota bill in the Rajya Sabha. "I think this was a historic moment. This is a demand...
  • JD(U) backs SC/ST quota, but to oppose as BJP ally September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said that although his party is in support of SC/ST quota bill in job promotions but as a NDA constituent will oppose it in the Rajya Sabha. Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party is trying is build momentum against the bill slated to be tabled...