A day after Union Cabinet cleared the Women’s Reservation Bill, the Congress on Tuesday mentioned that within the final 9 and half years, the Modi authorities took no steps in the direction of this, regardless of a number of letters from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, and “even though the BJP has delayed this for far too long, it is better late than never that the Bill is finally seeing the light of day”.
In a submit on X, Congress General Secretary (Organisation) Ok.C. Venugopal mentioned, “In 1989, Rajiv Gandhi ji first introduced this idea for local bodies. Rajiv ji’s vision came into force in 1993. In 2010, during the UPA regime led by Sonia Gandhi ji, the Dr. Manmohan Singh government passed the Women Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha.”
“In the last nine and half years, the Modi government took no steps towards this, despite multiple letters from Sonia Gandhi ji, Rahul Gandhi ji and the Congress Party itself. Even though the BJP has delayed this for far too long, it is better late than never that the Bill is finally seeing the light of day, ” the Congress Rajya Sabha MP mentioned.
His remarks got here a day after the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime MInister Narendra Modi accredited the Constitution Amendment Bill to offer reservation for ladies in Parliament and state assemblies — paving the best way for the introduction of the historic Bill within the ongoing particular session of Parliament.
The Congress within the just lately concluded two-day Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly, the get together’s highest choice making physique, in its decision has demanded the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill within the Parliament Special Session.
On Monday, even Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP chief Supriya Sule, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury demanded the passage of the Bill within the Special Session.
A Bill looking for to order 33 per cent of seats for ladies was first moved by the H.D. Deve Gowda authorities in 1996.
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) authorities then reintroduced the laws, formally often called the Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, in 2008.
The laws was handed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010, nevertheless it couldn’t be handed within the Lok Sabha and it lapsed following its dissolution in 2014.