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‘Bill will only help the affluent'

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh said on Tuesday the Women's Reservation Bill would only help those belonging to families of industrialists and bureaucrats. “I don't like to say this, but they would be the women at whom youths would whistle.”

He said women workers of his party might not be ready for this Bill. He was saying this so that they would get ready for a protracted agitation.

Addressing party workers at a function here to mark Ram Manohar Lohia's birth centenary, Mr. Singh said that only women belonging to the affluent class would get the benefit of the Bill.

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