Govt committed to passage of Women`s Bill in LS: Moily
Government on Tuesday said it was committed to bring the women`s reservation bill to the Lok Sabha even if if there was "turmoil" like in the Rajya Sabha.
New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said it was
committed to bring the women`s reservation bill to the Lok
Sabha even if if there was "turmoil" like in the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Personal
Laws (Amendment) Bill, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily did not
indicate when the bill will be brought in the Lok Sabha.
Government has already said that it planned to bring the
bill in the current session.
"You saw the turmoil when the women`s reservation bill
was passed in this House. Be prepared for another turmoil when
it comes to the Lok Sabha. The government is committed to it,"
The Bill seeking to give 33 per cent reservation to
women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies was passed in the
Rajya Sabha in March after a high drama that saw suspension of
seven members who violently disrupted proceedings.
Government`s efforts to ensure early passage of the bill
in the Lok Sabha had received a setback in April when an
all-party meeting failed to reach a consensus.