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Women's Reservation Bill to be tabled this session: PM
March 09, 2008 19:35 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] has assured that the Women's Reservation Bill would be tabled in the budget session of Parliament.
Singh told a delegation of women leaders, which included MPs, that an all-party meeting would be convened on March 20 to arrive at a consensus and hinted that there had been some kind of a "breakthrough" in negotiations with other political parties on the issue.
The prime minister said he was confident that the Bill would be passed though he regretted that it had taken so long, Akhila Shivdas, a member of the delegation, said.
The delegation presented a charter to Singh on Saturday demanding that the political class go beyond rhetoric and give 33 per cent representation to women in legislatures and provide gender-sensitive governance.