"It is a half-hearted move by the government. They had made the promise in 2009 and it took them four and a half years to fulfill it. This is a clear example of their intention. Elections are around that is why they have brought this Bill at this time," BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said.

He said his party supported the Bill and brought some amendments to remove the shortcomings in it, but the government did not allow any of them to be passed. "We supported the Bill and gave certain amendments to bring improvements in it as it suffered from some lacunas. But the government did not accept our amendments. When we will win election and come to power, we will try to make improvements in the Bill," he said.

Naidu said, "Whatever shortcomings are there in the Bill, we will try to rectify. Our party will come to power in 2014."

(JPN/Agencies)

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