Govt to hold another all-party meeting on Women`s bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 15:56

Agartala: The Central government will
hold another all-party meeting this week to arrive at a
consensus on the Women`s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha, Union
minister V Narayanasamy said on Tuesday.

"Our government is determined to reserve one third of
all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The
bill will be tabled in the current session of parliament,"
Narayansami, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs,
told reporters here.

He said the last all-party meeting was held on April
5, chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, but some
parties expressed different opinions on the bill.

The Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Lok
Janashakti Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and a section of
the Janata Dal-United opposed the bill which was passed in the
Rajya Sabha on March nine.

The budget session would resume on April 15.


First Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 15:56

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