Call special House session to pass quota Bill: Maya to PM

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, requesting him to call a special session of Parliament to pass the constitutional amendment Bill for SC/ST quota in promotions of government employees and also make amendments in the law on crime against women to provide stringent punishment to rapists.

In a statement, she alleged that quota in promotions Bill could not get passed in Lok Sabha because of the "internal collusion" between the Congress and BJP. She claimed that it was because of its well-planned conspiracy that the Congress had not allowed the Bill to get passed and the people of SC/ST community will never forgive the party.

Hitting out at the BJP, she said that the party was now dreaming to make Narendra Modi, "who strengthened the communal forces in the country using the Godhra incident", the Prime Minister of the country. But her party will not let this dream of BJP come true at any cost, she said adding that her party will never support the BJP.

In her letter to the PM, Mayawati said the Bill for quota in promotion could have been passed in the recently concluded winter session had the government requested the Chair to exercise power of suspension of SP members for disturbing the House, or had it extended the session for a few days. Unfortunately, this was not done and now it is necessary to call a special session of Parliament before the budget session, she said.

Describing the gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi as "most heinous and cruel", Mayawati requested the PM for "immediately" calling a special session of Parliament to bring the desired amendments in the law regarding crime against women by making provisions for giving most rigorous punishment to the culprits.

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