The bill to divide Jammu & kashmir into two parts has been passed by Rajyasabha. Now Jammu & Kashmir has been divide into two Union Territories named as Jammu & kashmir UT and Ladakh UT. In the 242-member Rajya Sabha, the ruling National Democratic Alliance(NDA) has only 107 members but 121 votes requires for majority mark.
The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/jixNAn3x0y— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
Due to several opposition parties walking out, bringing down the majority mark for NDA and The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 has been passed by Rajyasabha. The resolution was passed through a voice vote – 125 members voted in its favour and 61 voted against it.
NDA got the support of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal, Jagan Reddy’s YSR Congress, N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party and in a surprise addition — Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party in Rajysabha.
Trinmool Congress with 13 members & BJP ally Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United with 6 members bycotted the voting.
Samajwadi Party, DMK, Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Left parties opposed this bill in Rajyasabha.