Constitution Amendment Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
A bill which seeks to extend by 10 years the reservation given to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state Assemblies was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday.
A similar reservation for the Anglo-Indian community in Lok Sabha and state assemblies is not being extended.
The reservation given to SCs, STs and the Anglo-Indian community for the past 70 years is to end on January 25, 2020.
Saugata Roy (TMC) opposed the introduction of the Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill, saying the Anglo-Indian community is being deprived.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said as of now, there are only 296 members of the Anglo-Indian community.
Roy's opposition was rejected by a voice vote.