New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K. Kavita is going on a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in Delhi today i.e. on Friday in support of the Women's Reservation Bill. She has claimed that She has the support of 18 opposition parties on the issue. The ED is scheduled to interrogate K. Kavita in the liquor scam case on Saturday.
New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavita is going on a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in Delhi today i.e. on Friday in support of the Women’s Reservation Bill. She has claimed that She has the support of 18 opposition parties on the issue. The ED is scheduled to interrogate K. Kavita in the liquor scam case on Saturday. She has also attacked the Modi government by linking the ED inquiry with his hunger strike.
Kavita will sit on hunger strike for a day on Friday in support of women’s reservation. She claims that he has the support of at least 18 opposition parties in this campaign. According to Kavita, apart from Congress, leaders of National Conference, PDP, Akali Dal, TMC, JDU, RJD, Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, NCP, Shiv Sena Uddhav faction, JMM and AAP along with some independent MPs and several women’s organizations will also join the protest.
Daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Kavitha addressing the media, said the bill has been languishing since 2010 and the Modi government has a historic opportunity to get it passed in Parliament before 2024.
She said the hunger strike would be organized by his NGO Bharat Jagruti and invited all political parties to join it. So far 18 parties including CPI (M) and Shiv Sena have confirmed their participation.
She said, “Around 500-600 members will sit on the hunger strike, but the attendance will be much higher. Over 6,000 people and 18 political parties have confirmed their participation.”
CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury will inaugurate the program at 10 am. Kavita said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections that his government would bring this bill and it was also part of the BJP’s election manifesto.
Noting that no BJP leader raised the issue and the Modi government despite having a majority, failed to get the bill passed in Parliament, he said, “It is a very sad issue.” The world is moving forward only by taking women at par with men. This unfortunately has not happened in India.
She said, “I would like to urge the PM, all political leaders and especially President Draupadi Murmu and request the Government of India that it still has an opportunity as there are two more sessions of the Parliament (before the next election) to pass this Bill).
She said that if the Modi government wants, it can get the Women’s Reservation Bill passed just like the Aadhaar Bill, which was passed as a financial bill and Rajya Sabha was bypassed.
Kavita further said that India ranks 148 out of 193 countries in terms of representation of women. There are only 78 women members out of 543 in Parliament, which is 14.4 percent. Unfortunately, it is well below the global average. He said neighboring Pakistan has 17 per cent reservation for women and their representation in Bangladesh is more than in India.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kavitha, who has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Delhi Liquor Policy case, accused the Center of diverting the country’s attention from real issues by targeting the opposition. Hitting out at the probe agency, she said that on March 2, she had announced a hunger strike to raise her voice for women’s reservation and after that she received ED’s summons and it was not a coincidence.