OBCs Should Be Included In Women's Reservation Bill: Sonia GandhiSeptember 20, 2023 13:02
The historic Women's Reservation Bill was introduced in the new Parliament House yesterday. On the second day, the discussion started on the bill between BJP and Congress. Former Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi demanded a reservation for the other backward classes (OBC) in women and she demanded an immediate implementantion of the bill. Nishikant Dubey, BJP MP said that Congress has been raising political angles against the bill. Sonia Gandhi said that Congress supports the legislation but the party demands a reservation for the OBCs in the 33 percent quota given for women.
She reminded that it was her husband Rajiv Gandhi who introduced such reservation in the local body elections across the country. "On behalf of the Indian National Congress, I stand here in support of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. From smoke-filled kitchens to flood-lit stadiums, the Indian woman's journey has been a long one. But she has finally reached her destination" told the official statement of Sonia Gandhi. Before that, the Women's Reservation Bill was introduced in the Parliament yesterday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a historic day on the occasion. He urged the opposition to pass the bill unanimously. He reminded that the bill was kept pending from three decades.
(Video Source: Indian National Congress)