New Delhi, Mar 9: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left front demanding for a discussion before the voting, meeting of political parties supporting the Women"s Reservation Bill, called by leader of Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee, failed to reach a consensus.
Quoting sources, media reports suggest that the the meeting failed to reach a consensus on the passage of the proposed law due to the demand from BJP and Left front.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, Deputy Leader of BJP in the Upper House S S Ahluwalia, CPI (M) Leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI MP D Raja, Trichi Siva (DMK) and V Maitreyan (AIADMK) were all present at the meeting.
During the hour-long meeting, it was also made clear that it was government's responsibility to make sure that there was order in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion over the bill.
The parties are expected to meet once again after the Question Hour to formulate a strategy to succesfully pass the bill, which has been blocked by the parties opposing it.