Bill: Who was the first in the opposition to talk about supporting women’s reservation, big parties were left behind – Nari Shakti Vandan: Brs Leader K Kavitha Was First Who Asked Support For Women Reservation Bill
Nari Shakti Vandan: K Kavitha
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PM Narendra Modi’s government has presented the Nari Shakti Vandan Bill on the table of Parliament. With the enactment of this law, the way will be cleared for giving 33 percent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and Assemblies for 15 years. The government has a majority in the Lok Sabha, and with the support of the opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, the path to its becoming law is almost clear. But it may be important to know who from the opposition first raised his voice in support of this bill?
In fact, in the South Indian state of Telangana, the ruling party Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), on behalf of the opposition, was the first to say in support of women’s reservation. From the time rumors of calling a special session of Parliament started, there was speculation that the government might bring a women’s reservation bill in the special session. At that time, big parties were busy debating what their stand should be at that time.
But BRS leader K. Kavita took the lead in this matter and while writing a letter on 5 September 2023, she appealed to all the opposition parties to support the Women’s Reservation Law. He also appealed to the Prime Minister to take the initiative to bring the women’s reservation law in the special session and also assured that his party will support his government in the House for this law.