The BRS senior leader and MLC Ms K Kavitha has said the women’s reservation is not her personal agenda but the aspiration of women who constitute 50 per cent of the country’s population. There were eight per cent women in the first Parliament and now they constitute 12 per cent. Manipur has only two women MPs. Should the women be contended with the local bodies and Assemblies, Mr Kavitha questioned.
The Congress and BJP leaders were heckling at her for espousing the cause of women reservation in Parliament, she said. The 33 per cent women reservation bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in 2010 and it did not reach the Rajya Sabha till now. “The BRS will stage a protest once again in New Delhi in December,” she said adding that she would invite Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Smriti Irani and other prominent women leaders in the country for the proposed protest demonstration.
Referring to the BRS affairs, Ms Kavitha warned the leaders of indulging in anti-party activities. Stern action would be taken against such leaders. Those who could not get a ticket this time would be suitably honoured with other positions at an appropriate time, she added.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao