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.
Around 50 percent of over 3.6 million voters cast their ballots Wednesday in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka, an official said.
Political leaders cut across party lines on Friday to condemn the gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP N Harikrishna has resigned from the Rajya Sabha to protest against the formation of Telangana.
An all-out factional war has broken out between Harshvardhan and Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel, with both vying for the Chief Minister's post if the party comes to power.
It is a crucial day for the Congress in Karnataka as by-polls began in Mandya and Bangalore Rural constituencies on Wednesday.
Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the platform alone cannot help win elections but gives new options of reaching out to public.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre was neither concerned about the economy nor the falling rupee but only worried about saving its chair.