Women's Reservation Bill is supported by every party, but the opposition is not liking Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'. - Newztezz Online

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Women's Reservation Bill is supported by every party, but the opposition is not liking Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Women Reservation Bill: The way Modi government is getting the support of every party on the Women Reservation Bill, the bill will be passed by both the houses of the Parliament, but even then it will have to face many hurdles and obstacles in reaching its implementation. Will have to.

On the very first day of the new Parliament House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to give one-third share to half the population. Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday presented the 'Nari Shakti Vandan Bill' in the Lok Sabha, providing 33 percent reservation for women in the Parliament and Legislature. The way the Modi government is getting the support of every party on the Women's Reservation Bill, the bill will be passed by both the houses of the Parliament, but even then there are many hurdles and obstacles in its implementation.

The doors of participation in politics have opened for women, but the Modi government will have to overcome many obstacles in converting it into ground reality. The first thing is that even though the opposition parties are supporting the bill, they are not liking PM Modi's formula of giving reservation to women at all. Apart from this, the second thing is that in the Women's Reservation Bill presented in the Lok Sabha, it has been clearly stated that the Nari Shakti Vandan Act will be implemented only after the census and delimitation. That is why Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that the doors of politics have been opened by bringing the Women's Reservation Bill, but there is still 'no entry' for women at the doors.

Mood did not change stance on women's reservation

The mood of the political parties which have been standing in the way of women's reservation for three decades has also changed with time, but their stand is still intact. That is why the Women's Reservation Bill presented in the special session of Parliament has been welcomed by the ruling party as well as the opposition. BJP, Congress and Left parties are seen standing together, while parties like SP, BSP, JDU are giving support, but at the same time they are also raising questions. The leaders of these opposition parties are demanding a quota within the quota in the Women's Reservation Bill, because there is no provision for reservation for OBC women in the bill.

SP-JDU changed stand on women's reservation

Samajwadi Party has been opposing the issue of women's reservation from the beginning. Whenever a bill for women's reservation has come in the Parliament, they have not only protested verbally but have even torn the bill many times. This time the mood of SP seems to have changed. SP is ready to support the women's reservation bill, but is demanding to fix the OBC quota. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said that women's reservation should be a balance of gender justice and social justice. In this, reservation for backward, Dalit, minority, tribal (PDA) women should be clear in definite percentage form. SP MP Dimple Yadav also reiterated the same and said that SP has always supported this and we all want that reservation for OBC women should also be fixed in this, because the women standing in the last row should get their rights.

SP MP and General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said that our demand on the Women's Reservation Bill has always been that OBC women cannot compete properly with the educated women of upper castes. Therefore there should be a quota within the quota for them. Even now our demand is that the quota of OBC women should be fixed. In such a situation, even if the Central Government does not listen to us, we will support the Women's Reservation Bill, but we will continue to raise our issue.

The stance of JDU leader Nitish Kumar, who opposed the issue of women's reservation when he was a minister in the Atal government, has also changed. Describing the Women's Reservation Bill as a welcome step, Nitish said that we have been a supporter of women empowerment since the beginning and we have taken many historic steps in Bihar. Referring to all the steps taken by his government in Bihar in favor of women, CM Nitish said that we believe that within the scope of women's reservation in Parliament, reservation for women from backward and extremely backward classes like Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes should also be included. Provision should be made. In this way, they did not oppose the Women's Reservation Bill, but they did demand a caste census.

RJD still stands by its stand

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi said on Tuesday that the Women's Reservation Bill brought by the Narendra Modi government should have provided separate quota for SC, ST and OBC women. He said that in the 33 percent reservation given in the Women's Reservation Bill, seats have not been reserved for SC, ST and OBC women. The provision that has been made for SC and ST communities, women will get 33 percent of the seats already reserved for those categories. This is a betrayal to the SC and ST community. Rabri said that women's reservation will be implemented after delimitation. It will happen after delimitation and census and under the pressure of getting the caste census done, the Center has put the census on hold. Meaning, Shigufa has been released just to make noise.

Mayawati's support for women's reservation

BSP chief Mayawati is seen standing in support of women's reservation whereas till now the party had been opposing it. Mayawati issued a statement on Tuesday saying that BSP has always supported the Women's Reservation Bill, along with this she also said that among all the reservations given to women, there is a separate quota for women from SC, ST and OBC categories. It should be protected. If this does not happen, it will be injustice to these sections. Even if this does not happen, the BSP party will support the women's reservation bill presented in the Parliament.

Owaisi and Uma Bharti expressed protest

BJP leader and former Union Minister Uma Bharti has raised questions on the Women's Reservation Bill. Expressing concern, Uma Bharti said that 33 percent reservation will go to that category which is only nominated. In this regard, I have written a letter to PM Modi saying that there should be 50 percent reservation for OBC women, otherwise the faith of this class in BJP will be broken. In reservation, it should be ensured that out of these 33 percent reserved seats, 50 percent should be kept aside for ST, SC and OBC women.

At the same time, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that even before this, when the Women's Reservation Bill was introduced, our party had opposed it. The biggest flaw in this bill is that there is no quota for OBC and Muslim women. That's why we are against this reservation bill.

Still 'no entry' for women

Even though the Women's Reservation Bill has been introduced and will be passed by the Parliament, it will take a long time to get it on the ground and implemented. Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said, 'I hope it will be implemented immediately, but it is written in the bill that it will be implemented only after delimitation. This means that this reservation cannot be implemented till 2029. You have opened the doors, but there is still no entry for women at the doors. Not only Priyanka Chaturvedi's words but this has also been said in the bill.

In fact, the biggest challenge for women's reservation will be to complete the census and delimitation process on time. This means that the census of the country will be conducted first. After the census, there will be delimitation, that is, the Lok Sabha constituency will be redrawn in terms of population and only then this law will be implemented. In such a situation, it may not be implemented in 2024, but is expected to be implemented in 2029. The law will not be applicable during the tenure of the Assembly or Lok Sabha. Therefore, to implement the law, we will have to wait for the full term of the Lok Sabha. In such a situation, this law cannot be implemented in the Lok Sabha under any circumstances before the 2029 elections.

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