Women's Bill: Yadavs meet PM

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New Delhi, Mar 9: The meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Yadavs over the Women's Reservation Bill has just concluded and as per reports the three Yadavs, leading the Opposing campaign against the bill, have asked the PM to defer the matter.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and JD (U) president Sharad Yadav met the Prime Minister at his residence on Tuesday, Mar 9 morning before the parliament session over the bill began.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, senior congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister AK Antony and Home Minister P Chidambaram were also present in the meet.

Despite the demand for the bill to be deferred, the Congress is reportedly keen on pushing for the bill.

The bill which was scheduled to be passed on Monday, Mar 8 saw uproar in the Parliament and was blocked by the opposing faction led by SP, RJD, and BSP.

Lalu and Mulayam decided to mount more pressure on the Congress-led UPA government by withdrawing their 'outside support' to the government.

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