New Delhi, Aug. 14: Law minister Kapil Sibal today said the government would file a review petition against a Supreme Court decision to end reservation while appointing faculty to premier medical institutions, after leaders of all parties joined hands against the recent verdict.
Sibal also assured the agitated members that the government would bring a constitutional amendment in the current session of Parliament if the review plea does not yield a favourable ruling.
“The government will file a review petition in the court.… If required, it will also bring a constitutional amendment,” Sibal said.
The law minister’s statement, however, did not satisfy the MPs. The members, cutting across party lines, wanted the government to bring a constitutional amendment to overturn the July 18 judgment without any delay and the House had to be adjourned.
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav had taken the lead in raising the issue from the first day of the current session.
Today leaders, from the Left to the Right, rallied to slam the court’s decision and demanded that the government nullify the “anti-constitutional” order.
So fierce was the political unity that the Speaker was forced to suspend question hour and take up the issue and leaders from almost every party were allowed to speak.