Narendra Modi hails passage of Bill in Lok Sabha for 10% quota to economically-backward upper castes as 'landmark moment'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the passage of a bill, which provides 10 percent quota for the general category poor in jobs and education, as a "landmark moment in our nation's history".

 Narendra Modi hails passage of Bill in Lok Sabha for 10% quota to economically-backward upper castes as landmark moment

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AP

In his tweets soon after the Lok Sabha passed the bill, he said it sets into motion the process to achieve an effective measure that ensures justice for all sections of society.

"It is our endeavour to ensure that every poor person, irrespective of caste or creed, gets to lead a life of dignity, and gets access to all possible opportunities," Modi added.

"The passage of The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha is a landmark moment in our nation's history," he said.

The prime minister expressed his thanks to MPs from all the parties who supported the measure.

"We are resolutely committed to the principle of 'Sabka saath, sabka vikas'," he said.

The bill is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after receiving cross-party support in the Lok Sabha.

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2019 23:53:33 IST