New Delhi, Mar 8: History seems to repeat itself as the Women's Reservation Bill sees no relief from the opposing faction which is keen on disrupting the Parliament session.
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned yet again till 2 pm.
The debate has begun in Lok Sabha. The lower house is also seeing chaos as MPs run to the well.
The Lok Sabha has also been adjourned till 2 pm.
12: 11 PM
Women's Bill introduced in RS, LS; debate to begin
Soon after the Rajya Sabha Chairperson Vice President Hamid Ansari introduced the much awaited Women's Reservation Bill in the house, the opposing factions created a ruckus leading to the house being adjourned till 12 pm.
Similar scenes in the Lok Sabha also forced the speaker to adjourn the house till 12 pm.
The country awaits anxiously as the debate on the Bill is expected to begin soon on the International Women's Day.
The 14-year-old bill provides 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
While SP, BSP, and RJD are objecting to the bill being passed in
the current form as they demand for a 'quota within quota' for
minorities and backward classes, the Left front and BJP have vowed
their support for the bill.
11: 22 AM