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PM meets leaders supporting Women Reservation Bill

New Delhi: With Rajya Sabha witnessing pandemonium over opposition to Women’s Reservation Bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met leaders of parties backing the Bill amid indications that he would call an all party meeting tomorrow to discuss how it can be passed smoothly.

Singh met leaders of BJP, CPI-M, CPI and TDP after SP and RJD stalled the functioning of both houses of Parliament protesting against the Bill that provides for 33 reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

The meeting was called to discuss the strategy for ensuring the passage of the land-mark legislation. While the government was keen on passing the bill today itself without discussion, leaders attending the meeting insisted on a discussion before passing the Bill.

“We want the bill to be passed and also want the Parliamentary procedure to be respected,” CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said.

One comment

  1. The Women’s Reservation Bill in current form is undemocratic.

    This bill attempts to deny 110 million Indian men the right to contest in elections.

    People who tabled the bill should be arrested for attacking democracy.

    The German Model of Women’s Reservation by political parties is democratic.
    In Germany, political parties field 30% women candidates in elections.
    If Germany can do it, why can not India?

    Women’s Organisation calls the bill Undemocratic and wants changes
    http://www.petitiononline.com/womenres/petition.html

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