The government intends to pass the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha before the house adjourns March 16 for a three-week break, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister PK Bansal in New Delhi on Wednesday.
"The government intends to pass the bill in the Lok Sabha before March 16. That's our intention," Bansal told IANS.
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the historic bill giving one-third representation to women in parliament and state legislatures.
"The government will manage to get the support of all its allies when it comes in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing. We will manage the family," Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters when asked about the Trinamool Congress abstaining from voting in the Rajya Sabha.
Parliament will adjourn March 16 for a three-week break and will meet April 12. The session concludes May 7.