A petition challenging the Bill seeking to provide 10% reservation for poorer sections in general category in jobs and education filed in the Supreme Court was Thursday.
The petition, filed by Youth For Equality organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra, sought the quashing of the Bill, saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.
The plea said the Bill violated the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general categories and the 50% ceiling limit cannot be breached.
The Rajya Sabha passed the Bill, with 165 voting in its favour and 7 against on Wednesday, a day after the Lok Sabha approved The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019.
The quota will be over and above the existing 50% reservation to SCs, STs and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).