Hope to move women`s bill in LS this session: Govt

Government on Thursday said it hopes that the Women`s Reservation Bill would be moved in the Lok Sabha in the Monsoon session of Parliament commencing on July 26.

Updated: Jul 22, 2010, 22:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Government on Thursday said it hopes
that the Women`s Reservation Bill would be moved in the Lok
Sabha in the Monsoon session of Parliament commencing on July
26.

Asked whether the bill would be introduced in the Lok
Sabha in the upcoming session, Information and Broadcasting
Minister Ambika Soni said, "We hope to".
The bill, providing for 33 per cent reservation for women
in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, was passed by the Rajya
Sabha on March 9.

Asked about unruly behaviour of opposition MLAs in Bihar
assembly yesterday, Soni said it should be condemned.
In Bihar, 67 opposition MLAs were suspended yesterday for
unruly behaviour and marshalled out as utter chaos prevailed
inside and outside the Assembly, during which a slipper was
flung at the Speaker and a woman member threw several flower
pots around.

PTI