The Bill for SC/ST quota for promotion in Government jobs introduced in Rajya Sabha amid commotion on Wednesday. The Bill was introduced amid scuffle between SP and BSP members.
Meanwhile, continuing protests for the 11th day by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, even as members from the Samajwadi Party joined the protests inside the house against the promotions quota.
When the Lok Sabha, which was adjourned within minutes after it had met for the day at 11 am, resumed its proceedings at 12 noon, the ruckus witnessed earlier was repeated, forcing Girija Vyas, who was in the chair, to adjourn the house for the day.
Not much business could be transacted for the day, except for withdrawal of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill, 2009 by Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena and some papers being tabled, amid the din raised by the protesting members.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Assembly, proving his majority after dumping long-time ally the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ashed out at Opposition parties for terming his ambitious laptop distribution scheme as an eyewash.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Planning Commission were on Tuesday at loggerheads at the annual plan meeting with Modi accusing the Centre of adopting 'big brother' attitude disregarding the federal structure.
TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao asserted that his party would only accept formation of separate Telangana as a solution to the long-pending statehood issue in Andhra Pradesh.
Ahead of the trust vote Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sught in the assembly Wednesday, friend-turned-foe BJP has said it is prepared to sit in the opposition.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced more than a dozen sops in the past one year with an eye on the Assembly elections.
A meeting between Mohan Bhagwat and L.K. Advani was called off on after the Advani reported "unwell", said BJP party sources.