Sushma taunts Lalu

Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday taunted co-member Lalu Prasad of RJD that the Congress-led UPA government had tricked him while providing for minority quota in the Lokpal Bill.

“Laluji, aap hi ke thaali se hissa bana liya. You are seething with anger, but you cannot say a word because you proposed the inclusion of minorities in Lokpal,” Swaraj told Prasad during the debate on the Lokpal Bill.

A fierce protest by the RJD chief in the Lok Sabha last Thursday forced the Government to reintroduce a quota for ‘minorities’ in the Lokpal as well as in the search committee that would appoint members of the panel along with SCs and STs, OBCs and women.

The Cabinet on the same day cleared a sub-quota of 4.5 per cent for the minorities within the 27 per cent reservation for the OBC in government jobs and education.

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