BRS MLC and founder of Bharat Jagruthi, K Kavitha undertook a day-long protest in New Delhi. It received a tremendous response from various political parties and hundreds of people joined the protest.
As many as 18 political parties extended their solidarity to Ms K Kavitha demanding the passage of the women’s reservation bill in the ensuing Parliament session.
Addressing the gathering Telangana tribal welfare minister Ms Satyavathi Rathod said it was not proper to restrict women to their kitchens. The times have changed and women constitute half of the population. They were now doing miracles in every field on par with men.
Telangana education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy too echoed similar feelings. The leaders from northern states – Seema Malik, Subhashini Ali, Puja Shukla, CPI leader K Narayana and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri and scores of others addressed the protestors.
Sitaram Yechuri opined that as long as women do not have equal participation in social, economic, and political fields, society will not develop. Mr Modi who said the women’s reservation bill was important to his party did not make any move in the last nine years.
Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh said the Modi government is supplying 20,000 tonnes of wheat to the Taliban government in Afghanistan while increasing prices in the country. And still, Modi claims to be a great patriot, he said. RJD former minister Shyam Rajak said as long as the women are kept away from their due in politics, the constitution has no safety.
Winding up the protest in the evening, BRS MLC K Kavitha said this was only beginning and they will continue to fight for the passage of the women’s reservation bill. Her party will mobilise the support of the people of the country. The party will organise similar protests and awareness meetings all over the country.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao