PM backs Women's Reservation Bill

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PM backs Women's Reservation Bill
New Delhi, Mar 6: With the long-awaited Women's Reservation Bill scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, Mar 8, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his support for the legislation on the sidelines of the Women's Leadership Summit 2010 on Inclusive Growth and Empowering Women of Rural.

"We are moving towards one third reservation for women in Parliament and state legislators.

"Our government is committed to social and economic empowerment of women," Dr Singh said on Saturday, Mar 6.

The Bill which provides 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies has been stalled for over a decade.

The Bill has seen a large number of roadblocks especially because some parties want the bill to make way for quota within quota for backward classes.

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