Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha

September 5th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj Party New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide quota for promotion in government jobs was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday amid protests by the Samajwadi Party (SP) members and a minor scuffle between two members.

SP member Naresh Agarwal and Bahujan Samaj Party MP Avtar Singh Karimpuri physically pushed each other when the bill, which was approved by the union cabinet Tuesday, was introduced in the upper house by Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy.

After Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien called the minister to table the bill, ruckus broke out in the house with the Samajwadi Party, which has been opposing the draft law in its present form, protesting vociferously.

Bharatiya Janata Party members, meanwhile, continued their protest demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over coal blocks allocation.

Soon after the bill was introduced, the presiding officer adjourned the house till 2 p.m.

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