BJP issues whip to support Women’s Reservation Bill

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Supporting ‘fully’ the Women’s Reservation Bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday issued a whip to party members to be present in the Rajya Sabha on Monday when the house takes it up for discussion and passage.

‘A whip has been issued to party MPs to be present in the house on Monday,’ BJP leader Arun Jaitley said here.

Asked about the party’s stance on the bill, he said the BJP supported it fully.

‘It (the bill) is a long standing commitment. We support it fully,’ he said.

BJP sources said a meeting was convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal with representatives from various political parties to urge them to issue a whip to their members for passage of the bill in the upper house of parliament Monday, International Women’s Day.

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