Cong created hurdles in passage of NCBC Bill: Rajnath

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Oct 2017 08:52:11



BLAMING the Congress for creating hurdles in the passage of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the Union Government would ensure that the bill was accorded constitutional status.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had worked towards giving constitutional status to NCBC, but some Congress members in the Rajya Sabha did not allow its passage,” he said, speaking at a rally taken out by the Vishwakarma community here.
“However, our government will pass the bill and no power on earth can stop us from doing so,” he added.

The Lok Sabha had passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 in April. The Congress, however, had blocked its passage in the Upper House of Parliament.
Singh recalled that when he was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, he had passed the Internal Reservation Bill for Backward Classes, in spite of opposition from the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress.

He claimed that in Karnataka, even though a 30 per cent reservation had been given to the backward classes, only a handful of people in the category had benefited from the Government schemes.

Taking a dig at the previous Congress-led UPA Government, the Home Minister alleged that it had given away crores of rupees to people like Vijay Mallya through bank loans, but not to the poor.