Kavitha’s attitude is unwavering, Jantar will fast at Mantar today before appearing before ED. BRS protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar demanding 33 per cent reservation for women in Women’s Reservation Bill supported by many political parties
BRS Protests Women’s Reservation Bill”: Leaders of Telangana Chief Minister KCR’s party BRS are on hunger strike in Delhi today. They are demanding the implementation of Women’s Reservation Bill. KCR’s MLC daughter’s poem has also reached here.
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Women’s Reservation Bill: Telangana Chief Minister KCR’s MLC daughter Kavita is on a hunger strike in Delhi after avoiding the summons of the central agency ED. BRS leaders and workers are on hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the capital to demand the Women’s Protection Bill. Poetry also reached here. Addressing the media, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kavita said the bill has been in the cold storage since 2010 and getting it passed by Parliament before 2024 is a historic opportunity for the Modi government.
Kavita said that non-governmental organization (NGO) Bharat Jagriti will organize this hunger strike. Kavita said that all parties have been invited to participate. So far 18 parties, including the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI) and the Shiv Sena, are expected to join it. Kavita said that even if around 500 to 600 people sit on hunger strike, the presence of people here will be more. More than six thousand people and 18 political parties have confirmed their participation. He said that CPI leader Sitaram Yechury will inaugurate the program at 10 am.
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Demand 33% reservation for women
Notably, the Women’s Reservation Bill provides for reservation of 33 per cent seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in May 2008, from where it was referred to a standing committee. In 2010, the Rajya Sabha approved the bill and it was sent to the Lok Sabha for approval. However, the bill fell due to the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.
The Women’s Reservation Bill is part of the BJP’s manifesto
Kavita said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised in the 2014 and 2019 general elections that his government would bring this bill and it was also included in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election manifesto. He said that no BJP leader raised the issue and despite having a majority, the Modi government failed to pass the bill in Parliament, which was a very sad matter. Kavita said that India ranks 148 out of 193 countries in terms of representation of women. He said there are only 78 women members out of 543 in Parliament, which is only 14.4 percent.
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