HP: One day assembly session to ratify Reservation Bill

A special one-day session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly has been called on January 7 for the ratification of the bill that proposes to extend the reservation for SC/ST in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years, speaker Rajiv Bindal said here on Wednesday.

The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on December 10 and 12, respectively.

Later, it was sent to states for ratification as it requires the consent of at least 50 per cent of the state assemblies before implementation.

Bindal said the special session would start with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya's address on Tuesday at 11 am.

The Indian Constitution provides reservation for the SC/ST in the both houses of parliament and legislative assemblies of states.

The Bill seeks to extend the reservation till January 25, 2030. 

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