Congress condemns disruptions, vows not to give up on women`s bill
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Last Updated: Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:14
New Delhi: Condemning the repeated disruptions in Rajya Sabha by members opposing the Women's Reservation Bill, Congress on Monday vowed not to give up as time had come for it to be made into a law.

"The Women's Reservation Bill is a subject where the only question is when and not if. It is an idea whose time has come," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.

Condemning the incidents in Rajya Sabha where a copy of the Bill was torn and some members tried to reach the Chairman's chair, Singhvi said it was deplorable as a bare handful of persons brought shame to democracy.

"The thinking of a handful of people has been exposed.... This mentality brings shame on Indian democracy.... Even the Chair is not sacrosanct for them," he said.

Exuding confidence about the passage of the Bill providing for 33 percent reservation in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, the spokesman said, "We will overcome. We will not give up.

"If these people and parties believe that with such acts, the Bill would not be passed, they are living in a dream world," Singhvi added.

The Congress leader said, "It is only a question of time (when the Bill is passed) and time is short".


First Published: Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:14

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