Seeking to project the image that her party`s base was not limited to Scheduled Castes, Mayawati has said that she is willing to support a separate bill to provide reservation in promotion to backwards in government jobs.
After his party MPs blocked the passage of the quota bill in LS, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that SP enjoyed people`s support against the move to provide reservation to SCs/STs in government job promotions.
BSP supremo Mayawati Thursday slammed the government for not getting the bill providing for quota in promotion to SCs/STs cleared in Lok Sabha, saying since beginning she had doubts over the Centre`s sincerity on the issue.
The face-off between the govt and the Samajwadi Party over the quota bill reached a flashpoint on Wednesday when a SP member snatched a copy of the bill from the hands of MoS V Narayanasamy and tore it to register his protest.
Terming the proposed legislation on SC/ST quota in promotion as anti-national, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said his party would review its stand on supporting the UPA government from outside, if the Bill is passed.