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Quota bill gets Parliament nod

December 18, 2006 19:04 IST

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Parliament on Monday approved the controversial bill providing 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes in Centrally-aided educational institutions with the Rajya Sabha passing the measure by a voice vote.

The House went in for a division on an amendment moved by Bharatiya Janata Party, which was defeated by 91 votes against and 24 in favour.

Replying to the marathon debate on the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006, Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh said that a separate bill on providing reservations for OBCs in unaided institutions was ready and will be brought before Parliament later.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Nodding the doom of a nationhood.

The parliamentarians are out of their @#$#ing minds.

Posted by chanakya

Sub: shame

have already started thinking about the future when i\'ll have to bribe the very people who have made this law to get a fake SC/ST ...

Posted by aj


Present quota regime should go and in stead of this, we should bring a new and proper reservation bill on economic backward basis and all ...

Posted by rcpillai

Sub: In vain !!!

So much of protest, rally, strike but everything are in-vain. Such thing will happen again and again if general category people donít take this seriously. ...

Posted by Mayank



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