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SP favours OBC quota in women’s bill, says U.P. party chief

Naresh Uttam Patel, state president of Samajwadi Party, demands OBC women quota in Women's Reservation Bill, stating that ignoring them is not desirable.

The Uttar Pradesh president of Samajwadi Party, Naresh Uttam Patel (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 08:21 PM IST
By, Gorakhpur

Parties that opposed women’s bill 13 yrs ago back it now but with caveats

However, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which had also opposed the bill 13 years ago, said it does not support it in its current form as it does not ensure “social justice”.

In 2010, when the bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha, the RJD, SP, JD(U) and BSP had opposed the it, saying that it will not provide representation to women from deprived communities. (PTI)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Conceived in 1996, bill comes to life

The 128th Constitution amendment bill to reserve seats for women in Indian legislatures is likely to succeed after several major parties voiced their support.

BJP Mahila Morcha activists celebrate after the introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, in Patna.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 08:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SP pushes for ‘PDA’ inclusivity within women’s quota; calls Bill a poll gimmick before 2024

SP is demanding a ‘quota within the quota’ for the ‘PDA’ i.e. Pichada, Dalits, Alpsankhayak -- women from Backward, Dalits, and minority communities, especially Muslims.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (HT File)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 05:37 PM IST

Sule calls for passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

The Women’s Reservation Bill was cleared in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 amid a ruckus and the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government did not push it in Lok Sabha

Nationalist Congress Party lawmaker Supriya Sule. (PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 04:50 PM IST
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