Indelible ink on the finger of a person reading a polling slip after casting his vote. (Photographer: Adeel Halim/Bloomberg News)

Here’s What Political Leaders Think Of The New Quota Bill

The Lok Sabha today almost unanimously passed a constitutional amendment bill that gives a 10 percent reservation to economically backward people in the general category.

The bill, which is widely seen as a vote bank pleaser ahead of the general assembly elections this year, was passed in the Lok Sabha with a majority of 323 votes. Only three voted against it. The bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

Most parliamenterians took to microblogging site Twitter to praise the bill. However, there were some who had apprehensions.

Here’s what political leaders and parliamentarians said about the new quota bill:

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Asaduddin Owaisi, MP, AIMIM

Suresh Prabhu, Minister Of Commerce And India

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MP, BJP

Sudip Bandhopadhyay, MP, TMC

Sanjay Nirupam, MP, Congress

Rajnath Singh, Home Minister

M Thambidurai, MP, AIADMK

Amit Shah, MP, BJP

Yogendra Yadav, Leader, Swaraj Abhiyan

Sitaram Yechury, Leader, CPI (M)

Omar Abdullah, Leader, National Conference

Yashwant Sinha, Former Finance Minister

Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister

Poonam Mahajan, MP, BJP