Women's Bill: Govt to hold another all-party meeting

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 11:26 hrs

Agartala: The Central government will hold another all-party meeting this week to arrive at a consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill in the 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.

No consensus on women's quota bill

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 9.

The budget session would resume on April 15.

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