The constitutional amendment bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in the general category has been passed in the Lok Sabha. The Rajya Sabha will take up the bill on Wednesday.
Amid a bandh in the north-east states, Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha Tuesday and was subsequently passed after a discussion. The bill proposes to make minority (non-Muslim) immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who have entered India before December 31, 2014 eligible for Indian citizenship. Amid a discussion over the bill, Congress and TMC MPs walked out of the Lok Sabha.