Quota backlash: Bill introduced in RS, SP MPs walk out

Even as the Rajya Sabha debated the controversial Quota in Promotion Bill today, with a possible voting on it on Monday, Samajwadi Party members staged a walkout to protest against the consideration. The Bill was introduced by Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy, with the walkout coming hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged parliamentarians to let the Rajya Sabha function. Meanwhile, earlier today chaos returned to the Rajya Sabha with the Samajwadi Party creating a ruckus over the quota bill and an angry deputy chairman PJ Kurien asking SP leaders Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agrawal to evict Arvind Kumar Singh from the house.