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Rajya Sabha Passes the 10% Quota Bill for General Category

After the Lok Sabha passed the Amendment Bill on Tuesday, Rajya Sabha also passed the same on Wednesday guaranteeing 10% quota in education and government jobs for the ‘economically weak’ people across castes and religions. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill was introduced by Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, who later in his reply said that the existing reservation to the SCs, STs and OBCs would not be touched by the amendment. The bill was passed with 165 members supporting it and 7 members opposing it. Prime Minister Narendra…

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