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New Delhi, May 5: The Centre will not rush through the legislation on capping the size of Union and state ministries to 10 per cent of the strength of Parliament and Assemblies.

Law minister Arun Jaitley gave this assurance as he introduced the 97th Constitution Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha today. The tightening of the anti-defection law through a ban on bulk defection, too, would not be rushed through.

Jaitley said so after Congressí deputy leader in the House Shivraj Patil spoke about the proposalís sensitivity and the reservations members had about it.

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