Voting on amendments going on for the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha.

Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 165 'ayes'. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society in higher educational institutions.

Voting has begun on Quota Bill for giving 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker section of society.

Voting on Quota Bill likely to take place shortly.

The AIADMK on Wednesday staged a walkout of the Rajya Sabha opposing the Bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to the economically weaker sections among the general category.

"The Mandal Commission provision of 10% reservation for the economically weaker category was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. If a nine-judge bench held it unconstitutional, how can you amend the constitution?," Says Kapil Sibal in Rajya Sabha over Quota Bill

Congress Sibal questions the government how it collected the data to form the basis of the gill to give reservation to the economically weaker section of the society with a household income of Rs eight lakh

Under this bill, state governments will have to give reservations to economically weaker sections of the society, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

"The government will look after the rights of all the citizens of the country," Says Prasad in Rajya Sabha

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has started speaking in Rajya Sabha over the Quota Bill. 

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New Delhi, January 9: On the last day of extended Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government will try to pass three contentious Bills in Rajya Sabha where the BJP-led NDA lacks a majority. The three legislations are the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 and Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017. The opposition parties are adamant on sending all three Bills to the select committee. Catch live updates on proceedings of Rajya Sabha here.

If passed, Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 will pave way for 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections of upper castes in government service and higher educational institutions. The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha yesterday with 323 members voting in its favour and only three voting against it. The Citizenship Amendment Bill will grant citizenship to minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan after six years of residence in India. The legislation was passed by the lower house on Tuesday. Citizenship Bill Divides NDA, Shiv Sena, JD(U) to Vote Against Amendment.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, popularly known as Triple Talaq Bill, criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq with a provision of 3 years' imprisonment to the husband. The Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 27 last year with 245 votes in favour and 11 against the Bill. The opposition parties want the Bill to be sent to the Select Committee of Parliament for further vetting, a demand rejected by the Centre. Mayawati Slams Modi Govt Over 10 Per Cent Upper Caste Reservation.

The UPA has 112 members, including 50 MPs of the Congress, in Rajya Sabha, which currently has a strength of 244. The NDA has a strength of 93, including 73 lawmakers of the BJP. The NDA is way short of the half-way mark of 123. The remaining 39 members of other parties are unattached to either NDA or UPA and are likely to play an important role in the passage of these three contentious legislations.