Women's reservation bill: PM to meet the Yadavs

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New Delhi, Mar 9: A day after the Women's Reservation Bill created ruckus in the Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to meet the leaders of the opposition group Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday, Mar 9 morning.

"The PM will meet Lalu Prasad, Mulayam Singh and Sharad Yadav at 9.30 am Tuesday, before parliament starts the day's business," Congress party sources told a news agency.

However, the proposed all party meeting will not be taking place, the sources added.

The bill was blocked in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, Mar 8 due to the persistant protests from parties such as the SP and RJD. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav even withdrew support to the UPA government.

Led by the massive agitations, the voting was deferred by a day.

The bill provides 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The Opposing faction have been demanding for a 'quota within quota' for women from Dalit, minorities, and backward classes.

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