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BJP issues whip to MPs directing them to present in Lok Sabha; likely to take up Jammu Kashmir Reservation Bill

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday issued a three-line whip to all its Lok Sabha MPs directing them to be present in the Lower House of the Parliament. The Union Government is likely to push for the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill today itself which was introduced in the Lok Sabha earlier this week.

‘BJP has issued a three-line whip for its Lok Sabha MPs for today. A resolution for extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir and J&K Reservation Act are on the list of business today’, told Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs on Friday.

READ: Union Cabinet approves the President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months

Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill sought to give reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to those living within 10 km of the International Border in Jammu on a par with people living along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

While the extension of Presidential rule will also be taken up in the lower house of the Parliament. The Union Cabinet had on June 12 approved the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir. The current tenure is slated to end on July 2.

The Political Crisis in the Jammu and Kashmir occurred in June last year when PDP led Coalition Government was reduced to a minority in 87-member assembly after the withdrawal of support by 25 Bharatiya Janata Party’s  Lawmakers in the state.

The Governor Satya Pal Malik had in November last year dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly citing reports of Horse-Trading, and possible exchange of money to gain power. Later, Governor Satyapal Malik said “Delhi wanted Sajad, But I didn’t want to be ‘Dishonest’.

Earlier, President Rule was implemented in the valley after 6 months rule Governor ended on December 20 last year.

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