Demanding the passage of the much-awaited women’s reservation bill in Parliament, the Bharat Jagruthi will stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on March 10.
Bharat Jagruthi founder and MLC K Kavitha addressing the media persons pointed out that the BJP had promised to move the women’s reservation bill during the runup to 2014 and 2019 elections but did not do so. It should deliver its promise in the ensuing Parliament session beginning on March 13.
The then central government provided 33 percent reservation to women in local bodies through 72 and 73rd amendments in 1992 and 1993. Presently, a total of 21 states in the country are implementing 50 percent reservation to women.
The BRS party would support it if the bill is moved in the parliament, she said. There were 24 women MPs in the first Parliament in 1952 and now there are 78. There was no proportionate increase in their number as expected.
Referring to the increased price of cooking gas cylinders, Kavitha said it was done only to divert the attention of people from Adani scandal. The BJP government that is going after leaders of the opposition implicating them in false cases and arresting them is remaining silent on Adani scandal.
On the liquor scandal, Kavitha said she was ready to cooperate with the investigating agencies. It is the BJP leaders who are talking about arrests. Who are they? Is there any match-fixing between BJP leaders and investigative agencies, she sought to know.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao