Of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats in the Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, BJP got four, Congress two and one each went to the Trinamool Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and nominated Member Dr Narendra Jadhav.
In his first meeting with current CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Kovind mentioned that from his own experience as a lawyer he found that use of English in courts leaves most people at a loss, and emphasised the need for them to be translated in Indian languages, sources in Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
This comes days after the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sent an advisory to the West Bengal government on June 15 in the wake of agitation by doctors in the state. In it, the MHA had quoted reports available with the ministry to give exact figures of political violence in the state.
The Bill will replace the ordinance passed before the Lok Sabha polls, which provides for reservation of teaching positions in Central educational institutions for persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and economically weaker sections of society.
Rajasthan BJP MP Madan Lal Saini died on Monday and for much of Monday evening there was belief in the RS secretariat that the House would adjourn for the day after obituary references to the deceased MP as per convention.