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Monsoon session: Rajya Sabha to take up OBC bill for discussion

The proposed legislation seeks to grant the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status on a par with National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 06, 2018 9:02 IST ]
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Monsoon session: Rajya Sabha to take up OBC bill for discussion

The Rajya Sabha is set to take up The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, commonly known as OBC bill, for discussion today. The proposed legislation seeks to grant the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status on a par with National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

It was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 2. 

Earlier on Sunday, BJP chief Amit Shah dared the Congress to clear its stand on the amended OBC bill when it is taken up in the Rajya Sabha, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities.

"Modi government has got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha. This will go to the Rajya Sabha. Will (Congress president) Rahul Gandhi clear his stand before the country that whether his party will help in the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha or not. This will make it clear whether the Congress was really for the welfare of the backward," Shah said.

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