Govt. hopes to bring Women Reservation Bill in the next session

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New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): The Government today expressed hope that it will be able to take up the Women's Reservation Bill in the next session of Parliament.

The Bill that was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the previous Government was referred to the Standing Committee. But as the Standing Committee includes members from Lok Sabha as well, it has to be constituted again to include the members from the new Lok Sabha.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pavan Kumar Bansal said that the Standing Committee will be set up very soon and the Government will impress upon the Committee to expedite its recommendations with regard to the Bill.

Speaking to media at the end of the budget session of Parliament, Bansal said that 16 bills were introduced in Lok Sabha and eight were passed.

He also said that the two Houses had discussions on several burning issues. He also thanked the opposition for its cooperation. (ANI)

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