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50% quota in Parliament will ensure justice to women, asserts Kanimozhi

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“The BJP manifesto also promised to pass the Bill, but they are not doing anything about it. The Bill has support from all the parties, including those who want small amendments in it” Kanimozhi Rajya Sabha member

New Delhi : Concluding a protest demanding an early passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi on Monday said 50% reservation in Parliament will be her next demand to ensure justice to women.

She said she would continue to protest in several other ways until the Bill, which aims to secure a 33% reservation for women in Parliament as well as in the state legislatures, gets sanctioned.


“We want the Bill to be passed either during the current or the next session of Parliament. Until then we will not stop raising our voice,” said Kanimozhi, also DMK’s women’s wing secretary.

“Getting 50% reservation for women will be our ultimate goal to achieve equality in the society that lets men decide on women’s right to live, move and education,” she said.

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, who also offered support to the protest, accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of “sitting on the Bill”.

MPs Supriya Sule of NCP, TK Rangarajan of CPI(M), D Raja of CPI and Tiruchi Siva and T K S Elangovan of DMK also joined the protest attended by a large number of women cadre of DMK.

“The BJP manifesto also promised to pass the Bill, but they are not doing anything about it. The Bill has support from all the parties, including those who want small amendments in it,” Kanimozhi said.          PTI