Government to negate apex court order on faculty reservations

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it would bring an amendment to negate a Supreme Court order cancelling reservations in the faculty for super-speciality medical and engineering courses.

"We will bring a constitutional amendment bill in this session," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told the Lok Sabha after members united against the court order and asked the government to take steps to reverse it.

"We will file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the said order. If the petition is rejected, we will bring a constitutional amendment bill," Law Minister Kapil Sibal said in the house.

However, the members were still agitated and the house had to be adjourned till noon.

As din continued despite the minister's assurance, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon.

Members of the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Left parties, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Janata Dal-United, Biju Janata Dal, Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, DMK and AIADMK wanted the government to take steps to nullify the court order.

--Indo-Asian New Service



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