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Winter session ends; Quota bill stuck in Lok Sabha


21 Dec, 2012 8:40a.m.

Repeated adjournments and disruptions on Thursday marred the proceedings in the Lok Sabha, which was adjourned sine die later in the day, with the bill to provide reservation for the SCs and STs in government job promotions, getting blocked by BJP and Samajwadi Party members.

The bill, supported vigorously by Mayawati’s BSP, got through the Rajya Sabha on Monday amid protests and walk-out by the SP.

Minutes before the month-long winter session ended, Speaker Meira Kumar regretted that her efforts to get the bill through did not succeed.

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