Can UPA push Quota Bill through Rajya Sabha?
New Delhi: The Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, is set to witness another stormy day over the controversial Bill on quote in promotions.
On Monday, slogan-shouting members of the Samajwadi Party (SP) had forced adjournment of the House for the day. The ruckus followed after Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy sought to move the Quota Bill.
While the SP says it will not allow the Bill to be discussed in the House come what may, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) said it will not let the House to function if the Bill is not taken up for discussion.
BSP chief Mayawati has said it would take "a tough stand" against the government if the latter fails to push through the Bill.
"We will wait and see and if the government does not pass this Bill, we will be forced to take a tough stand. We can go to any extent," Mayawati said, as reported by NDTV.
Mulayam Singh Yadav's SP, on the other hand, has warned that it would continue to disrupt the House if the government attempts to push through 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 told reporters yesterday.
The Bill, a major demand of the BSP, seeks to provide reservations in promotions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.