New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha lost its question hour, as the upper house of the parliament was adjourned after reservation issue in government jobs was raise by members of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). This is the second day of the monsoon session of the parliament when the house has lost the important question hour.
The Supreme Court had in April overruled the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to provide reservations in government job promotions. The BSP, which was then in government, had raised the issue in the budget session demanding a constitutional amendment to provide for such quotas.
BSP leader Mayawati raised the issue as soon as the house met for the day, blaming the government for not taking action as promised. Even as Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy promised a meeting would be called in the current session, BSP members refused to be pacified and trooped near chairman Hamid Ansari's podium.
Ansari then adjourned the house till noon.