She recalled her light-hearted chat with RJD’s Lalu Prasad in the Lok Sabha. "His wife was chief minister. He has seven daughters. I asked him whether within his family there was support for the Bill or should I call up Rabri Devi and ask her?" she had quipped. On Banerjee’s objection to the forcible eviction of suspended members, she said it was for the Rajya Sabha chairman to decide how to deal with "intruders" in the House. She signed off saying that it was possible to carry forward Rajiv Gandhi's dream of quota for women with the cooperation of the UPA allies, the Left, the BJP and others, including men.