Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agarwal and BSP's Avtar Singh were engaged in a fight in the House as the former opposed the bill. Following ruckus, the speaker adjourned Rajya Sabha till 2 pm.
Accusing the BSP MP, Mr Agarwal stated, "The BSP MPs were misbehaving with me. I didn't try to tear the bill. We wanted that the division of votes should be there. I will complain against Karampuri to the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha."
Samajwadi Party was against the SC/ST promotion bill in government jobs. Defending his party member's behaviour in the Rajya Sabha, the party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed, "This is unconstitutional."
"The bill was introduced and no one came to know about it. We will go to the people against this. This is a promotion to make junior a senior and vice versa. They are making a mockery of the government. They have not spoken to us before introducing the bill," added Mulayam Singh.
On the contrary, BSP supremo Mayawati took a hand on both UPA and NDA saying, "To get the Amendment bill, approval from both the houses is a must. I had personally met the BJP and all the NDA allies and requested them to help the bill to pass in the house."
Expressing her rage against NDA and UPA, Mayawati also added, "I have been told that BJP and its allies said that the demand for the Prime Minister's resignation and other demands be met first and then they will help in the passage of the bill. I condemn the BJP and NDA allies act."
Earlier, the UPA government urged all party MPs to allow the bill to be tabled unanimously. Minister of State for personnel V Narayanasamy finally on Wednesday introduced the bill in the Upper House.