Lalu, Mulayam withdraw support to UPA govt

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New Delhi, Mar 8: Troubles add up for the Congress-led UPA government as the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav have decided to withdraw their support from the government over the Women's Reservation Bill.

Protesting against the bill outside the parliament, Lalu and Mulayam withdrew their 'outside support' to the UPA government as the Women's reservation bill ignores the minorities and the backward classes.

Latest media reports say that 27 MPs from RJP and SP have pulled out of support from the government.

Lalu, Mulayam, along with BSP supremo Mayawati and JD(U) president Sharad Yadav have been leading the campaign against the passage of the bill in the present form as they demanded for a 'quota within quota' for the women from the Dalit, OBC and minority community..

The bill was scheduled to be tabled on Mar 8, which also happens to be the International Women's Day. Both the houses of the parliament has seen uproar over the issue and has been adjourned twice.

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