To woo Dalits and corner NDA, Cong to take up pending Bills in Monsoon session
New Delhi: up the issue of pending bills related to the empowerment and reservation of SCs and STs to corner the NDA government in the Monsoon session of Parliament, which begins next month.
Sources in the party said they will raise the issue of the non-passage of bills like the Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill, 2012, that aims to provide quota in promotions, a Bill to provide legislative framework for reservation and another to amend and strengthen the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989.
“We will build pressure on the government to ensure that it introduces these three Bills -- which are pending for a long time -- in the Monsoon session. Enactment of the Bills will go a long way in ensuring justice for the Dalits,” a party functionary said speaking on condition of anonymity.