NEW DELHI, Dec 20 � BJP and Samajwadi Party today blocked in the Lok Sabha a Bill to provide reservation for SCs and STs in government job promotions, delaying the measure which was seen as quid pro quo for BSP�s support to UPA on FDI in retail, reports PTI.
Just before the House was adjourned sine die after a month -long Winter session, Speaker Meira Kumar regretted that her efforts to get the proposed legislation passed could not succeed.
The House was adjourned repeatedly on the last day of the session because of pandemonium created by SP and BJP and then sine die at 5.30 PM.
High drama was witnessed in the House when the Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill, 2012 was moved for consideration by Personnel Minister V Narayanasamy, four days after it was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Soon after the Bill was moved for consideration at around noon and PL Punia of Congress started speaking, SP members shouted slogans against it. In the midst of the din, senior BJP leader LK Advani was on his feet seeking to speak on the subject, but was not allowed as Punia kept on speaking.