President Ram Nath Kovind

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OBC Bill Gets Green Light From President Ram Nath Kovind

Royal assent was granted to the Constitution (105th Amendment) Act, 2021, on August 18 by President Ram Nath Kovind after it was passed in Parliament on August 11. The act directs states to recognize Socially and Economically Backward classes. According to it, states and union territories have the right, by law, "to make a list of the SEBC which may differ from the Centre list".

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 09:40 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: President Ram Nath Kovind, parliament, Amendment, obc constitution bill, SEBC

Courtesy: The Times of India


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Opposition Support OBC Amendment Bill In Parliament

Despite the differences with the centre over the Pegasus issue and more, the Opposition has extended support to a constitution amendment bill that gives states the right to select their own OBCs. This will eliminate the issue of acquiring a required two-thirds majority vote in Parliament. "This is a big issue, we are going to support the centre. Running Parliament is the centre's responsibility,"  said RJD's Manoj Sinha.

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 - 04:51 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Opposition, OBCs, obc constitution bill, Centre

Courtesy: NDTV