The government tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday the crucial OBC bill, proposing to negate the amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha in the last session, with the ruling BJP asserting that it underscored the government’s commitment to empower backward classes. The bill, which proposes constitutional status for the OBC commission, carries most of the provisions it had in its original version passed by the Lok Sabha before the opposition got amendments passed in the Upper House in the last session. A BJP member accused Banerjee of giving wrong information while Singh alleged that the TMC member had called him names. Earlier, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot tabled the bill which, he said, seeks to reject the amendments inserted in the original bill by the Rajya Sabha. Ganesh Singh (BJP) said the government has proved that it was for empowering the OBCs and the bill underscored this commitment.
Source: Hindustan Times January 03, 2018 11:03 UTC