Varun joins BJP chorus against Bill

The BJP's support to quota in promotions Bill in the Rajya Sabha continues to rile the party with Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi shooting off a letter to party chief Nitin Gadkari, urging him to reconcile the divergence and forge a "consensus" within party against the Bill.

"I request you to work towards a consensus within the party with a view to oppose this Bill and address the issues that makes a large section of our people feel let down," he wrote.

He highlighted the "discontent" among government servants in UP to drive home his point: "The implications of this Bill will drive a wedge between sections of society. It will create discontent which is already apparent in the strike by lakhs of employees of UP."

He said the BJP should not "compromise" on seniority in promotions, an issue that has been let go by the BJP in Rajya Sabha merely on an assurance.

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