Opposition offers support to OBC bill, continues to protest against snooping in parliament

New Delhi: While the united opposition continues to protest against alleged snooping case and three farm bills, it has decided to extend support to the government on a crucial bill to amend the constitution for allowing States to prepare their own OBC list.

The leaders of the opposition who met on Monday, resolved unanimously that since the Bill is important, they decided to support the government on that issue in the parliament.

However with regard to other issues such as Pegasus snooping case and farm laws, the opposition made it very clear they will not relent on the issues and will continue to protest till their demands are met.

The joint opposition has been raising the issue of snooping and farm laws where it has been demanding the government to hold discussion in the ongoing monsoon session and also order for a probe into alleged snooping charges.

The BJP government however has not shown any interest so far in meeting their demand. Because of which, the logjam has continued in the parliaments with both parties sticking to their agenda.

Meanwhile announcing their support to 127th amendment in the constitution which aims at allowing the States to prepare their own OBC list, the opposition will allow the government to pass the bill.

It may be noted the bill needs to be cleared in both houses with at least two third majority.

The opposition parties who participated in the meeting were Congress, DMK, TMC, NCP, Shiv Sena, SP, CPI(M), RJD, AAP, CPI, NC, IUML, LJD, RSP and KC(M).
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge were present at the meet.

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