Mahila Cong to press for 33 pc women’s reservation bill; ahead of national poll
With national election a year from now, the All India Mahila Congress (the women’s wing of the Congress party) has launched an online campaign attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 33 percent reservation bill for women.
The organisation launched the campaign on social media platforms with the hashtag #ModiStallsWomen.
Mahila Congress leaders pointed out that they plan on cornering the ruling party on this one issue and get them to finally introduce it in the Parliament.
Mahila Congress had earlier launched a #WomenFor33 campaign in May 2017, where 32 lakh physical signatures were collected nationwide in support of the campaign.
It need be recalled that the the former Congress President Sonia Gandhi had in last year written to the Prime Minister Modi promising Congress support for the women’s quota bill.
As a follow up to the signature campaign, Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev had submitted a petition to the President of India on October 2017 requesting the bill be re-introduced and to be passed in the upcoming winter session of Parliament so that the bill can be made a reality by 2019.
Mahila Congress is planning to organise a series of events across the country to build pressure on the Central government on the issue of the women’s reservation bill.>