New Delhi: Speaking on the Women’s Reservation Bill, BSP chief Mayawati said on Wednesday that the government’s intention is not to give reservation. Women’s Reservation Bill will not be implemented immediately. There are some provisions in this bill which will delay its implementation by 15 to 16 years.
He said, the government should find ways by which this bill can be implemented as soon as possible.
Addressing a press conference, Mayawati said, “After the (Women’s Reservation) Bill is passed in the Parliament, census will be conducted in the country. “It will get approval (from Parliament), but it will not be implemented immediately.”
The BSP supremo said that it is clear that this (women’s reservation) bill has been brought because of the upcoming assembly elections and 2024 Lok Sabha elections. It is clear that this bill has not been brought with the intention of giving reservation to women. But there is an attempt to lure women before the upcoming elections.
Let us tell you that Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal had introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill in the first meeting of the Lok Sabha in the new Parliament House. This bill has been named “Nari Shakti Vandan Act”.
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Introducing the bill in the lower house during the ongoing special session of Parliament, Meghwal said, “This bill is about women empowerment. By amending Article 239AA of the Constitution, 33 percent seats will be reserved for women in the National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi. “Article 330A also provides for reservation of seats for SC/ST in the Lok Sabha.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Mayawati said that in this bill, a separate quota should be ensured in reservation for women of OBC, SC and ST categories.
Mayawati said, “Along with BSP, most of the parties will vote in favor of the Women’s Reservation Bill. We hope that after discussion this bill will be passed this time because it was pending for a long time. I had earlier said on behalf of my party in Parliament that keeping in mind the women population, women should get 50% reservation in Lok Sabha and state assemblies instead of the proposed 33%. I hope the government will think about this. Also, in women’s reservation, separate quota should be ensured for women of OBC, SC and ST categories, otherwise it will be injustice to them.
social media platform x But by sharing a press release issued by the party, Mayawati put forward her issues related to the bill.
Mayawati said that this bill will take so much time because for this first census will be conducted in the country and after that seats will be delimited and the census takes a very long time.
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