Voting on Bill deferred, all-party meet on Mar 9

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New delhi, Mar 8: The voting on  Women's Reservation Bill has been deferred till Tuesday, Mar 9 despite Congress President Sonia Gandhi's wish to pass the Bill on International Women's Day.

The voting of the Bill which was scheduled to be held at 6 PM was defered after the members of the Left, the BJP and allies made it clear that the voting on the Bill cannot take place without any discussion.

Prime Minister who had called for an all-party meeting for discussion over the Bill on Monday, Mar 8 too was deferred till Mar 9.

Meanwhile, media report said that union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and senior Congress leader Ahmad Patel are meeting allies over the bill.

The landmark Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Law Minister Veerappa Moily amidst protests.

The House had to be adjourned due to the unruly behavior by members of the Samajwadi Party and others who rushed to the well of the House and snatched the papers from the Chairman Hamid Ansari and threw the Bill at him after tearing it.

The Bill also created quite an uproar in the Lok sabha. Members of the Samajwadi Party marched towards the Well of the House in protest against the Bill, along with members of RJD.

Both RJD and Samajwadi Party has withdrawn support from UPA over the Bill.

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