Privilege Motion Against Thaawarchand Gehlot Under Consideration: Om Birla

The Congress had on Monday accused Thaawarchand Gehlot of misleading the Lok Sabha on the issue of reservation and said it would move a privilege motion against him.

Privilege Motion Against Thaawarchand Gehlot Under Consideration: Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the issue is under his consideration

New Delhi:

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Tuesday that the notice of privilege motion moved by the Congress against Social Justice Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot over his statement on the issue of reservation is under his consideration.

The Congress had on Monday accused Thaawarchand Gehlot of misleading the Lok Sabha on the issue of reservation and said it would move a privilege motion against him.

The Congress said it would stage protests and agitations on the issue the at district level in the coming weeks to "expose" the Modi government's "conspiracy to end reservation" for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

The government on Monday informed the lower house of Parliament that it was not a party in the Supreme Court which has ordered that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments.

Making a statement in the house, Mr Gehlot has said the Centre was also not asked to file an affidavit on the issue.

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