Trinamool plays truant in UPA's need of the hour

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New Delhi, March 9 (ANI): Ahead of its turn to vote on the significant Women's Reservation Bill on Tuesday evening, the United Progressive Alliance partner Trinamool Congress decided to abstain during voting on the Women's Reservation Bill.

Countering Trinamool's allegation, the Congress party said the TMC was consulted and its chief Ms. Mamata Banerjee had been informed about the strategy for Tuesday in Rajya Sabha.

Criticising the Government's action of using marshals in the Parliament to evict protesting members of parliament, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi said the use of marshals has set a wrong precedent and it shows force can be used in local Assemblies.

TMC said that Government couldn't bulldoze the Bill through Parliament like this.

Saying Mamata was well aware of the Govt.'s plans, Congress spokesperson Rajiv Shukla today said that any differences with the TMC could be sorted out. If Ms. Mamata has a problem, the Government will consult it with her. (ANI)

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