NEW DELHI, April 12 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused opposition parties of denying backward castes their rights by blocking the passage of a bill, which accords constitutional status to the OBC commission, in the Rajya Sabha.
Modi expressed surprise at the stand of the opposition as members of all parties had been urging him for bringing the legislation, the BJP said in a statement after its OBC MPs thanked him in Parliament for passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha.
�The bill was passed unanimously in the Lok Sabha but blocked in the Rajya Sabha (by opposition parties). Denying the backward sections their rights with such negative politics is regrettable,� Modi said. � PTI