<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Monday, December 13, 1999/Agrahayana 22, 1921 (Saka )


Type of Debate: SPECIAL MENTION
Title: Regarding the stand taken by the Telugu Desam Party on the passing of the Women Reservation Bill.

TEXT :
SHRI K. YERRANNAIDU (SRIKAKULAM): Mr. Speaker, Sir, both the hon. Prime Minister and the hon. Law Minister are here. I would like to reiterate the TDP's stand to the passing of the Women Reservation Bill in the ensuing Session of Parliament itself. We are ready to give our fullest cooperation. Even the main Opposition Party is ready to given their full cooperation. Sir, the House is adjourning sine die on the 23rd of this month. So, it is better to table this Bill in this Session itself... (Interruptions)

It is high time that we demonstrated our political will and passed this Bill. It is my humble request, through you, to the hon. Prime Minister to come before this House with this legislation.

SHRI HANNAN MOLLAH (ULUBERIA): Sir, I also support Shri K. Yerrannaidu. The Government should make a statement that in the next week it will bring this Bill before the House... (Interruptions)

SHRI G.M. BANATWALLA : Sir, along with that, the Government should also to make arrangement for reservation of OBCs and minorities... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Hon. Members, please take your seats.

... (Interruptions)

SHRI G.M. BANATWALLA : That Bill must be a comprehensive one. Otherwise, we cannot welcome it. The Government must realise it... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Hon. Members, please take your seats.

... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Nothing will go on record except what Shri Hannan Mollah says.

(Interruptions)*


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