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Govt firm on women's quota bill: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said his government was committed to ensuring reservation for women in legislatures.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2006 02:58 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said his government was committed to ensuring reservation for women in legislatures and a bill in this regard would be passed in Parliament as soon as possible.

Our government remains committed to ensuring reservation for women in state assemblies and Parliament. A bill in this regard will be passed as soon as possible, he said in the Rajya Sabha.

The Prime Minister said this when Telugu Desam member Vanga Geetha, who is among 58 Rajya Sabha members retiring on April two, requested him to give an assurance in this regard.

First Published: Mar 22, 2006 02:01 IST