Parliament Budget Session 2020 Highlights: Union House, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot Monday informed the Lok Sabha that it was not a party in the Supreme Court which has ordered that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments.
Making a statement in the House, Gehlot said the Centre was also not asked to file an affidavit on the issue. He also said the top court order pertains to a decision of the Uttarakhand government taken in 2012 when the Congress was in power in the state. This led to protests by Congress members who walked out of proceedings.
Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that it is in the DNA of the BJP and the RSS to try and erase reservations and asserted that his party will not allow doing away with quota.