A day after BJP MP Maneka Gandhi claimed all party MPs from UP were against promotion quota bill, her son and MP Varun Gandhi has written to party leadership opposing the quota bill.
Strongly opposed to quota for government job promotions, Samajwadi Party today asked the government to rethink on the bill, warning that it could have a very serious fall-out and may be challenged in court.
Congress will issue a whip to its MPs in Rajya Sabha asking them to vote in favour of the promotion quota bill on Monday, party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said.
SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said he has heard from other parties that the government was trying to ensure passage of bill after naming the party MPs and getting them out of the House.
The UPA tabled the bill for quota in promotion to SCs and STs in govt jobs in Parliament amid pandemonium and blamed the opposition for not allowing a discussion.
The party, which has taken a stand against the bill, accused the government of taking a politically motivated decision.
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
Beating Retreat ceremony