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About Womens Reservation Bill

The Women's Reservation Bill provides 33% reservations for women in Parliament and all State Legislatures in India.

Politics and Women's Reservation Bill

The Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily hailed the Bill and sought to be endorsed by Parliament on Monday, March 8, 2010.

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah hailed that the 33 percent share is real power.

Opposition to the Bill

On March 6, 2010, the Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav challenged both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Party and dared them to issue a whip to their respective party MPs to support the bill. The Bahujan Samaj Party on March 7, 2010 evening opposed the Bill in its present form by seeking inclusion of quota for Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe women in it. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Samajwadi Party (SP) remained adamant on March 7, 2010 in opposing the Bill by playing the minority card.

On March 24, 2010, Mulayam Singh's objectionable remarks about women in relation to the Womens Reservation Bill evoked criticism from parties across the political spectrum.

Womens Reservation Bill in News

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Political parties welcome tabling of Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha: Speaker
Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said that a majority of political parties have welcomed the move to table the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, but admitted that some are still opposed to it.

No consensus at all-party meeting on Women's Reservation Bill
An all party meeting on the Women's Reservation Bill ended here with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar saying that further consultations would continue to arrive at a consensus on the bill.

Meira Kumar calls all-party meet on Women's Reservation Bill
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has convened an all-party meeting here today to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill.

Meira Kumar convenes all-party meet on Women's Reservation Bill tomorrow
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has convened an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill.

Mamata, Ambika Soni voice support for Women's Reservation Bill
Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee and Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni echoed their support for the Women's Reservation Bill on International Women's Day today.

BJP wants Women's Reservation Bill to be passed after consensus
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that it wants the Women's Reservation Bill to be passed in the Lok Sabha after a consensus is evolved on the issue.

President Patil hopes Women's Reservation Bill will be considered by Lok Sabha
President Pratibha Patil today expressed hope that the Women's Reservation Bill, passed by Rajya Sabha, would be considered by the Lok Sabha at the earliest.

Centre committed to introduce Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha: Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has given the Right to Information (RTI) and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) after coming to power, and added that it is also committed to introducing the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha.

Sonia slams RSS over terrorism, expresses concern at Kashmir deaths at AICC session(AICC-Round Up)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday touched upon a host of issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, terrorism, price rise, Naxalism, the Women's Reservation Bill and the party's preparations for the next round of state assembly elections, besides targeting the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh and praising the Ayodhya verdict.

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