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Left blames govt’s lack of homework for fiasco

The Left parties, avid supporters of the Women’s Reservation Bill, said the government’s wrong management of affairs in Parliament and lack of homework were responsible for the fiasco on Monday.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2010 00:32 IST
HT Correspondents

The Left parties, avid supporters of the Women’s Reservation Bill, said the government’s wrong management of affairs in Parliament and lack of homework were responsible for the fiasco on Monday.

“They didn’t think of the motion in Parliament once the Bill is moved for consideration and passing. It’s wrong Parliament management. Perhaps for the first time a Bill that had the support of more than 200 members in Rajya Sabha is faced with such a situation,” CPI(M) leader in the upper house, Sitaram Yechury said.

At an evening meeting of the BJP, Left and TDP representatives, addressed by Prime Minister Manhoman Singh, Yechury pointed out that the reaction in Rajya Sabha was along expected line and these stated positions of the parties will be repeated at the all-party meeting on Tuesday.

But, the Left didn’t not have any answer when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee pointed out that the Budget is yet to passed, hinting at the importance of the parties like the SP and RJP.

The CPI(M) leaders said the government gave them the impression that they have a plan to get the Bill passed, surmounting the expected opposition. “But it seems the Bill was moved in haste, and the government didn’t even do the minimum homework,” Yechury said.

“The Left is determined to get the bill passed but by following all processes,” CPI national secretary and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja said.