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Govt does not want to bulldoze passage of women's bill: Moily

PTI  New Delhi, March 09, 2010
First Published: 11:37 IST(9/3/2010) | Last Updated: 11:45 IST(9/3/2010)

Government today said it would hold a discussion on the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha and not bulldoze the passage of the evolutionary measure involving amendment of the Constitution.

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Meanwhile both the houses, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 12 noon.

"A Constitution amendment bill of this dimension is evolutionary in nature and (the government) does not want to just bulldoze it. It is not just to by-pass a discussion," Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters in New Delhi.

"Tomorrow, after 50 years someone will question that such an important bill was passed without a discussion, without a dialogue. We never wanted to be intolerant about it. There are people who opposed it...That was a national shame," the Minister said.

"I don't think it will augur well for the persons or the parties which demonstrated ....The ugliest ever done," the Minister said.


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