Congress condemns disruptions, vows not to give up on women`s bill
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
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
"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".
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