Many opposition parties on Tuesday women’s reservation He termed the bill related to OBC as an election gimmick and said that social justice should be ensured by giving participation to women of Other Backward Classes (OBC) also.
Women’s reservation bill introduced in Lok Sabha
The Central Government on Tuesday introduced the historic ‘Narishakti Vandan Bill’ in the Lok Sabha, related to providing one-third reservation to women in the Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and Delhi Assembly.
What did Kharge say on the Women’s Reservation Bill?
congress president Mallikarjun Kharge Said, we have always supported the Women’s Reservation Bill. In 2010, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government got the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha. Just as SC-ST category has got constitutional opportunity in politics, similarly women of OBC category should also get equal opportunity through this bill. He alleged that the bill brought by the Modi government today needs to be looked at carefully. In the current draft of the bill, it is written that it will be implemented only after census and delimitation. This means, Modi government has probably closed the doors of women’s reservation till 2029.
What did Jairam Ramesh say on the women’s reservation bill?
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh posted on ‘X’, ‘In this season of election puns, this is the biggest of all the puns!’ This is a huge betrayal of the hopes of crores of Indian women and girls. As we reported earlier, the Modi government has not yet conducted the decennial census of 2021, making India the only country in the G20 that has failed to conduct the census. He said, now it has been said that after the Women’s Reservation Bill becomes an Act, reservation for women will be implemented only after the first decennial census. According to him, the bill also states that reservation will be effective only after the publication of the next census and the subsequent delimitation process. Will census and delimitation be done before 2024 elections?
Congress calls women’s reservation bill ‘EVM-event management’
The Congress leader alleged that basically this bill is in the news today with a very vague promise of its implementation date. This is nothing but ‘EVM-Event Management’.
Nitish Kumar welcomed the bill
Bihar Chief Minister and top leader of Janata Dal (United) Nitish Kumar welcomed the bill and said that if caste census had been conducted, the system of reservation for women from backward and extremely backward classes could have been implemented immediately. He posted on ‘X’, it has been said in the bill that first there will be a census and then there will be delimitation of constituencies and only after that the provisions of this bill will come into force. For this, the census work should be completed soon. The census should have been done in the year 2021 itself, but it has not been done yet. Along with the census, caste census should also be conducted, only then women will get its true benefits.
What did Manoj Jha say on women’s reservation?
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Manoj Jha said, if the idea behind the Women’s Reservation Bill was to ensure wider representation to women, then it could not have happened without reaching out to SC, ST and OBC women. He claimed that in many ways this was a betrayal by a government that had completely lost credibility.
Bill fooling women, AAP alleges
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi on Tuesday alleged that the Women’s Reservation Bill is a bill to fool women before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He said, we demand that the provisions of delimitation and census should be removed and women reservation should be implemented for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Women’s reservation should be a balance of gender justice and social justice: Akhilesh
After the Women’s Reservation Bill was presented in Parliament, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav said, women’s reservation should be a balance of gender justice and social justice. In this, reservation for backward, Dalit, minority, tribal (PDA) women should be clear in definite percentage form.
Mayawati supported women’s reservation bill
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati supported the Women’s Reservation Bill and said that the government should consider giving 50 percent reservation to women keeping in mind the population.
BRS also welcomed the women’s reservation bill
Telangana’s ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) Legislative Council member K Kavitha welcomed the news of the Union Cabinet’s approval to the Women’s Reservation Bill, but expressed apprehension over the content of the bill. A few months ago, Kavita had demonstrated in Delhi demanding passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill.
Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah welcomed the bill
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the bill and termed the decision as a big step. Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said that his party is not against the Women’s Reservation Bill and has no objection if it is implemented.