"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.