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Constitution Amendment Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to extend reservation to SCs, STs in LS and state Assemblies
A similar reservation for the Anglo-Indian community in Lok Sabha and state assemblies is not being extended.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 09.12.19, 08:47 AM

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.

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