JD(U) demands sub-quota for SCs/STs, OBCs in women`s bill

JD(U) on Saturday joined BJP ally Apna Dal in demanding a sub quota for SCs/STs and OBCs in the proposed 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies as the issue is back in focus with NDA government pledging to ensure passage of the women reservation bill.

Women`s bill will not come into force if BJP is in power: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday warned the Women`s Reservation Bill providing 33 per cent reservation for them in parliament and state legislatures would not come into force if a BJP-led government is voted to power.

`J&K govt to introduce Women`s Bill in Assembly soon`

A Bill to curb sexual assault and use of brutal force against women will be placed before the Cabinet for introduction in the state Assembly soon.

Left demands early passage of Women`s Bill

The Left demanded an early passage of the Women Reservation`s Bill, saying the
legislation should not be "delayed" anymore as women demand equal space in the democratic set-up.

Want Women`s Bill to be passed with consensus: BJP

BJP on Tuesday expressed its
keenness in getting the Women`s Reservation Bill passed in Lok
Sabha
after a consensus is evolved on the issue and not by use of
marshals as was done in Rajya Sabha last year.

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.

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.

Lalu Prasad declines to budge on caste in census, women`s bill

RJD chief Lalu Prasad appears to be making inclusion of
caste in census and opposition to women`s reservation bill as
his major planks to woo the electorate.

Jaya asks Centre to take all steps for passage of Women`s Bill

Apprehending that the women`s bill
could be put on the back-burner, AIADMK General Secretary
Jayalalithaa asked the central govt to take all
steps for its passage in the Lok Sabha when the budget session
resumes on Thursday.

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

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.

Difference of approach with Sharad on women`s bill: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U)
leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday admitted that there is variance in
opinion between him and party chief Sharad Yadav on Women`s
Reservation Bill and called it a "difference of approach".

No consensus on Women`s Bill; Mamata joins chorus for sub-quota

Government`s efforts to ensure
early passage of the Women`s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha
today received a setback with its ally Trinamool Congress joining Samajwadi Party, RJD and JD(U) in opposing the proposed legislation.

Women`s Bill passage will lead to UPA downfall: Lalu

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Wednesday
said attempts to ensure passage of the Women`s Reservation
Bill in its present form would lead to the downfall of UPA
government.

Govt yet to initiate talks on Women`s Quota Bill

The government is yet to initiate discussions with "all concerned" on the women`s reservation bill, cleared by the Rajya Sabha.

BJP against backdoor quota for minorities in women`s bill

Former BJP President Rajnath
Singh has said his party would withdraw support to the Women`s
Reservation Bill during its passage in the Lok Sabha if the
Government tried "backdoor" reservation for minorities in the
measure.

Sita`s fire ordeal firmed Govt to push Women`s Bill: Moily

Sita`s fire ordeal depicted in
the Ramayana was one of the "instances" behind the
government`s resolve to push through the Women`s Reservation
Bill, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Thursday.

Pranab to hold talks with opponents of Women`s Bill: Khurshid

FM Pranab Mukherjee will hold talks with the opponents of Women`s Reservation Bill before govt takes the next step on it, Salman Khurshid said today.

Let Women`s Bill be passed, Pawar tells opposing parties

Parties pressing for representation for minorities and other backward classes (OBCs) should let the women`s reservation bill be passed in the Lok Sabha, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Thursday.

’Women`s bill a conspiracy to curtail Muslim representation’

The Shahi Imam of Delhi has termed
the passage of Women`s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha as the result of a conspiracy by several political parties,
to curtail Muslim representation in
Parliament and state legislatures.

No question of bulldozing women`s bill: Moily

The government has no intention of bulldozing the women`s reservation bill in the Lok Sabha and will instead prefer talking to critics to sort out differences, Law Minister M. Veerapa Moily has said.