After Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha passes Quota Bill
The bill was passed with 165 members supporting it and 7 members opposing it-
NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, the Rajya Sabha passed Constitution Bill to provide 10 percent reservation in education and government jobs for the 'economically weak' people across castes and religions in the general category.
On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha had passed the same bill with various party members in support of it. Now on Wednesday, the Bill was given a thumbs up by the Rajya Sabha as well with 165 members in support of it and 7 members opposing it.
Shortly after bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that its passage is "a victory for social justice". The Prime Minister said that the bill "ensures a wider canvas for our Yuva Shakti to to contribute towards country transformation”.
In the last leg of the legislative process, the Bill will now go to the President for approval.