PM calls all-party meeting

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called an all-party meeting to work out modalities of passing a historic Women’s Reservation Bill that was moved in the house earlier in the day.

Sources in the Congress said the meeting would take place in the Parliament House before 6 p.m. when the Rajya Sabha meets again for a possible vote on the legislation without any discussion.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of severe opposition by members of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party and Lok Janshakti Party. The MPs from these parties forced five adjournments of the Rajya Sabha.

The sources said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties, who are supporting the bill, have agreed to vote for the bill without a debate.(IANS)

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