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Congress seeks introduction of Women Reservation Bill

Congress seeks introduction of Women Reservation Bill
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The women wing district president of Congress party Bandi Mani demanded the Centre to pass Women Reservation Bill by introducing it during the winter...

The Bill calls for 33 % reservation for women in legislative bodies

Khammam: The women wing district president of Congress party Bandi Mani demanded the Centre to pass Women Reservation Bill by introducing it during the winter session of the Parliament. In this regard, Mani along with the representatives of women wing submitted a memorandum to Joint Collector T Vinay Krishna Reddy in Khammam on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mani said the Congress party national president Sonia Gandhi, noticing the prominent role played by women in various fields and who comprise half of India’s population, had advised introduction of 33 per cent reservations to women in legislative bodies.

However, due to lack of majority, the then UPA government was unable to pass it. She added that copies of signatures of more than 32.06 lakh women seeking the introduction of Bill in the Parliament was sent to the President of India. Memorandums were also given to all concerned 31 District Collectors of the State to convey it to the Prime Minister.

“The ruling NDA government has sufficient majority in the Parliament to pass the Bill. If the government has any respect towards women, it should pass the Bill during the winter session of the Parliament,” she demanded. Leaders and representatives of women wing Parimi Anantha Lakshmi, Kashimalla Bhavani, Bandla Rajani, Vinoda and Prameela were present along with others.

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