Women's Bill: Govt ready for all party meet

New Delhi: The Union government has said it is ready for an all party meet to discuss the Women's Bill.
Speaking at the Lok Sabha during the discussion on the Bill on Thursday, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said, "All issues can be discussed in the House."
The Lok Sabha was later adjourned amidst uproar over the Bill.

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Speaking at the House earlier, Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav said the Congress will shed tears over the Women's Bill later.
RJD, Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP) and BSP are opposing the Women's Bill in its current form.
"They are eating onion for the first time. They will cry later." "We must give rights to Muslim women, rural women and Dalits. The Bill ignores Dalit women," he said, adding that an all party meeting on the isue is required.
Lalu also thanked Trinamool chief and railway minister Mamata Banerjee for her stand on the Bill.

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"Many Congress and BJP MPs are unhappy with the Bill," he added.
Sharad Yadav also pressed for an all party meet on the issue.
The Women's Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. 


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