EBC reservation bill passed by Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha has approved the 124 constitutional amendment bill introduced by the central government on providing 10 per cent reservation to the poor in topcast. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday held a debate on the EBC bill. At the end of discussion on the bill, Union Minister Thawar Chand said that by constitutional amendment Article 15 was clause (6) and clause (6). Two years ago, the government had increased the cerilateral limit from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan made it clear that division voting is essential as it is a constitutional amendment bill. So the Speaker voted in the division process on the amendments proposed by the members. Three members voted against 323 members in favor of the Reservation Bill. The Speaker announced that the bill was passed by more than two-thirds of the bill. After the bill was passed, the Lok Sabha was adjourned indefinitely.The EBC Reservation Bill will come up tomorrow with the approval of the Lok Sabha. The Center has said that EBC reservation is not covered by 50 per cent quota. Union Minister Thawar Chand Gahloth said, adding 50% quota will be reserved for the EBC. This bill will have reservation for all the EBCs beyond caste and religion. The Central Government has made it clear that the eligibility criteria for reservation will be in states.