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No time to pass quota bill in this session: Shinde

Agencies  New Delhi, September 05, 2012
First Published: 15:14 IST(5/9/2012) | Last Updated: 15:26 IST(5/9/2012)

The Centre indicated on Wednesday that the quota bill cannot be passed in this Parliament session. "There is no time now," said home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.

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Earlier on Wednesday, the coal block allocation issue cast its shadow on Parliament for the eleventh day paralysing proceedings with BJP remaining unrelenting on the demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after opposition triggered ruckus on the issue.

When the Rajya Sabha met at noon, a scuffle broke out between Naresh Agrawal (SP) and Avtar Singh Karimpuri (BSP) during introduction of a bill seeking to provide reservation in promotion to SC/ST in government jobs.

The bill was introduced by minister of state for personnel V Narayansamy amid commotion due to the scuffle and slogan shouting by BJP on the coal block allocation issue.

As the unruly scenes continued, the House was adjourned till 2 pm. Amid uproar over the coal issue in the Lok Sabha, members of the DMK, a constituent of the ruling UPA alliance, as also AIADMK were in the Well with DMK members holding placards against the upcoming visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha.

"Don't hurt Tamils. Don't allow war criminal Rajapaksha," read one of the placards while another said "Don't allow Rajapaksha to India".

In the melee, the government withdrew the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill, 2009 in Lok Sabha.


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