Govt committed to passage of Women's Bill in LS: Moily

Replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily did not indicate when the bill will be brought in the Lok Sabha.

Government has already said that it planned to bring the bill in the current session. "You saw the turmoil when the women's reservation bill was passed in this House. Be prepared for another turmoil when it comes to the Lok Sabha. The government is committed to it," Moily said.

The Bill seeking to give 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies was passed in the Rajya Sabha in March after a high drama that saw suspension of seven members who violently disrupted proceedings.

Government's efforts to ensure early passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha had received a setback in April when an all-party meeting failed to reach a consensus.

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