New Delhi, Mar 10: The landmark Women's Reservation Bill may have won the battle in Rajya Sabha, but the war is still on as it has to fight for passage in Lok Sabha next.
The opposing faction including the RJD, SP and BSP are present in a larger number in the lower house. The SP and RJD combined have 26 seats in the Lok Sabha (RJD- 4 and SP- 22).
BSP, also an integral part of the oppositing group, has 21 MPs in the Lok Sabha.
If all these parties are removed from the supporting group of UPA, the Congress-led government will have only 274 votes as against the earlier majority of 321.
Trinamool Congress has also expressed dissatisfaction and disagreement over the bill.
All these factors are going to make Lok Sabha a tough hurdle for the Women's bill.
The government is expected to take some time to build consensus over the bill. UPA chairperson and the woman behind the bill, Sonia Gandhi has not yet spelled out when exactly the bill will be brought up in the Lok Sabha.