LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan staged a dharna on the premises of the Parliament for the second successive day on Thursday demanding reservation for weaker sections in the proposed Lokpal, higher judiciary and private sector.

Mr. Paswan claimed that over 100 MPs belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the OBCs, the minorities and women joined the dharna staged at the main gate of Parliament to press these demands.

Mr. Paswan said leaders from all the parties at Wednesday's all-party meeting on the Lokpal Bill convened by the Prime Minister had supported his suggestion for reservation to the weaker sections in the Lokpal.

According to Mr. Paswan a delegation of 50 MPs had under his leadership also called on the Prime Minister to press their demand last week.

Mr. Paswan said he would be raising this issue in Parliament on December 20 and resolved to continue his agitation till his demands were met.

The LJP chief also presses for setting up an All India Judicial Services with reservations for socially backward groups, reservation in private sector, and immediate action for reservation in promotion and proper utilisation of funds under the SC/ST sub-component plan.