Chennai: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asserted the I.N.D.I.A alliance would fight for the implementation of the Women’s Reservation Bill passed recently by the Parliament.
Addressing the ruling DMK’s Women’s Rights conference here, she said the late Rajiv Gandhi brought the historic 33 percent reservation for women in Panchayati raj, the local self-government which spurred an entirely new phenomenon of women leadership at the grassroots level.
It was a vital stepping stone towards the reservation of a similar one-third of seats in the legislative bodies which the Congress pioneered in Parliament and outside.
Now the Women’s Reservation Bill has finally been passed due to “our relentless persistence and efforts; of all of us, not just the Congress.” However, “as we all know it is still a long way to come.” She recalled the interventions made in the Parliament by opposition MPs on the actual implementation of the Bill, whether it would be in one year, two, or three years.
“We have no idea,” she said and added though some men are happy, “we are not, we women are not.” She asserted “We are going to fight,” for the implementation of the Women’s Reservation Act.
The Women’s Reservation Bill introduced by the UPA-II was passed by the Rajya Sabha but a lack of consensus prevented it from being passed in the Lok Sabha.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Telugu Desam Party President and former Chief Minister N.chandrababu Naidu congratulated the Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy and wished that Revanth Reddy would provide good governance to the people in the public government.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Minister for Civil Supplies, Jupally Krishna Rao said he will come closer to the people with Praja Darbar.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): In Telangana, the administration started as the Congress government came into power. Revanth Reddy, who was sworn in as Chief Minister at LB Stadium, today, went to the Secretariat for the first time as the Chief Minister. Ministers also went to the Secretariat along with Revanth Reddy.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): With the heavy rains that fell on Tuesday and Wednesday under the influence of Cyclone Michaung in the state of Telangana, crops in 4.72 lakh acres were submerged in water, causing huge losses to rice farmers.
The gold prices in Hyderabad on 7 December, 2023 have been stable. Going by the rates today, the price of 10 grams of 22-carat gold stands at Rs. 57,450 while the rate of 10 grams of 24-carat gold is trading at Rs. 61,700.