Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:36:14 GMT | By PTI

Mayawati now says she has respect for Hamid Ansari

New Delhi: A day after her criticism of Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, BSP chief Mayawati today changed tune to say that she had "respect" and "full faith" in the Chair and expressed hope that he will find ways for passage of the bill for quota in promotion.


Mayawati now says she has respect for Hamid Ansari (© Reuters)

Mayawati's impromptu remarks were followed by an assurance of "fullest cooperation" of the House by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as also Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley to Ansari, who yesterday had expressed difficulty in continuing in a situation where he is attacked.

"I respect you. I respect the Chair...I have full faith in the Chair that he will find a way to get the voice of the downtrodden heard," Mayawati said.

The BSP chief, who has been pushing a bill for providing for reservation to SC/ST in government job promotion, said it was "sad" that the proposed legislation could not be taken up in the last session of Parliament as well as in the current session because of frequent disruptions.

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