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Prime Minister Narendra Modi In A Tweet Hails Passage Of The OBC Bill, Calls It A Landmark Moment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while hailing the passage of a bill that restores states’ rights to identify Other Backward Classes said, it underscores his government’s commitment to ensuring dignity, opportunity and justice to the marginalised sections.

In a tweet, Modi said, “Passage of the Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021 in both Houses is a landmark moment for our nation. This Bill furthers social empowerment. It also reflects our Government’s commitment to ensuring dignity, opportunity and justice to the marginalised sections.”

The constitutional amendment bill to restore the powers of the states to make their own OBC lists was passed by Parliament on Wednesday, with the Opposition and treasury benches joining hands in the Rajya Sabha to approve the legislation.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by the Lok Sabha, a day before.

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