Women’s reservation bill: PM Modi says opposition reluctantly supported women’s quota bill. ‘Cruel joke played on women’, Congress responds | India News

New Delhi: In a historic move, Women’s Reservation Bill It was approved by an unprecedented unanimous vote in a special session of Parliament last week. However, this did not end politics on the issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP’s attack, saying opposition parties supported the bill in Parliament “reluctantly” because there was no way. He warned that he would withdraw from the legislation if given the chance. gave CongressOn the other hand, he alleged that the Narendra Modi government is not ready to implement the Women’s Reservation Bill and wants to show it as an election gimmick.
The 128th Constitutional Amendment Bill, called the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhaniyam, will reserve one-third of the seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. It will be implemented after a delimitation exercise to redraw parliamentary and assembly constituencies based on the census, which the government has said will be launched next year.
Prime Minister Modi, who held election rallies in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, criticized opposition allies and said they were strongly against reservation for women.
“The Congress and its allies in the ‘Ghamandiya’ (proud) block (India) supported the Women’s Reservation Bill with force and reluctance because they understood the power of ‘Nari Shakti’. Its passage (in Parliament) ) as ‘Modi’ is possible. It is possible. Modi means guarantee to fulfill guarantees,” the Prime Minister said.
He said that women should be vigilant against attempts to divide and said that the opposition would try to find flaws in the bill.
Opposition parties have been demanding reservation within reservation for OBC women.
‘BJP’s agenda is to wait for your rights but vote for us now’
Congress also hit back at BJP. Former party chief Rahul Gandhi called for immediate implementation of the Women’s Reservation Bill and said it could be done with the existing strength of the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha.
AICC spokeswoman Mahima Singh said the women’s reservation bill was politically expedient for the ruling party and gave them a place in the headlines, but its implementation was against the party’s ‘manavadi’ ideology (thinking based on the contents of the Hindu text Manusmrita). process) is not in accordance with
“Though the women’s reservation bill has been passed by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, it cannot be implemented until the next census is completed and it is BJP’s “wait for your rights but we “Vote Do” is the highlight of the agenda. Why has Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a cruel joke on the women of this country as he has asked us to wait once again to claim our political right to be represented? ?’
Seeking an answer from the BJP on what is the logical connection between census, delimitation and reservation, he said,
‘Did BJP take 9 years to bring this bill in haste just by changing the name, everything else is the same but it seems that BJP’s message to the women of the country is to wait for your rights. But vote for us now.’
The Congress spokesperson further alleged that the BJP was not interested in securing political space for women and that was why in 1989, BJP leaders late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani had 33 seats for women in local bodies. The idea of ​​percentage reservation was opposed. A bill conceived by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that passed the Lok Sabha but fell short of seven votes in the Rajya Sabha was implemented by PV Narasimha Rao in 1992.
Congress National Spokesperson Shama Mohammad termed the Women’s Reservation Bill as the BJP’s biggest statement in the last nine years.
“If Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government were serious about this issue, they would have implemented reservation for women from the 2024 Lok Sabha elections,” he said, adding, “So far, it is for an indefinite period and we do not know when (it) will be implemented).
Clearly, the Women’s Reservation Bill will continue to dominate the political discourse and political parties will move to take credit for the landmark legislation and discredit their rivals as much as possible.
(with input from agencies)

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