Stories of the Girls’s Reservation Invoice being cleared by the Union cupboard has been welcomed by the Congress, which had began the initiative to extend the area for ladies in parliament. Right now the occasion’s communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh not solely posted a historical past of the invoice on X, previously Twitter, he additionally re-posted a 2018 letter from Rahul Gandhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is now being extensively circulated.
The UPA authorities had drafted the invoice in 2008, however it was on freeze after being handed by the Higher Home two yr later. Although the BJP and the Congress have all the time supported the invoice, there was hurdles within the type of opposition by different events and calls for for quota for backward courses inside the girls’s quota.
Mr Gandhi’s tweet, dated July 16, 2018, learn: “Our PM says he is a crusader for ladies’s empowerment? Time for him to rise above occasion politics, walk-his-talk & have the Girls’s Reservation Invoice handed by Parliament. The Congress presents him its unconditional help.”
Within the letter, he identified that the invoice was handed within the Higher Home with BJP help and was known as “historic and momentous” by late Union minister Arun Jaitley, who was then the chief of the Opposition. “On the problem of empowering girls, allow us to stand collectively, rise above occasion politics and ship India a message that we consider the time for change has come,” he had added.
Our PM says he is a crusader for ladies’s empowerment? Time for him to rise above occasion politics, walk-his-talk & have the Girls’s Reservation Invoice handed by Parliament. The Congress presents him its unconditional help.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 16, 2018
Forward of the Parliament session, there was an enormous buzz concerning the authorities backing the invoice, and leaders from the Opposition pushing for ladies’s reservation.
The matter was additionally raised throughout Day One’s proceedings for the Particular session.
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, talking on the dialogue on ‘Parliamentary Journey of 75 years Ranging from Samvidhan Sabha – Achievements, Experiences, Reminiscences And Learnings”, pointed to the skewed gender ratio amongst elected representatives, saying parliament has solely 14 per cent girls, and their quantity in legislative assemblies is simply 10 per cent.
Later within the night, Mr Ramesh posted on X, previously Twitter: “It has been a long-standing demand of the Congress occasion to implement girls’s reservation. We welcome the reported determination of the Union Cupboard and await the small print of the Invoice. This might have very properly been mentioned within the all-party assembly earlier than the Particular Session, and consensus may have been constructed as a substitute of working below a veil of secrecy”.
The federal government had made no announcement about its discussions at this night’s cupboard assembly. It even skipped the normal media briefing after the meet, pushing up the suspense quotient. Later, sources stated the ladies’s quota invoice has been given a go-ahead from the cupboard.