Tharoor's gay bill rejected

Reflecting the dominance of conservative opinion in Parliament, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's private member's bill seeking to decriminalize gay sex was defeated at the moment of introduction itself with BJP MPs--despite senior party leaders like Arun Jaitley and Ram Madhav having publically supported the move--leading the charge.
The bill's rejection by a vote of 71-24 marks a rare case where a private member's legislation was not even discussed. The bill, however, found the support of Trinamool and Biju Janata Dal MPs who voted in its favour.As the bill was rejected through division of votes, Tharoor tweeted that he would make another attempt to introduce the bill.

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