Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on women reservation bill emphasized that despite widespread support for the bill, it still lacks the OBC reservation and the caste census factors. In an interview with the media, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot stated that it originated for political advantage and aimed at the upcoming elections. He argued that the Centre had a full majority and could have done it nine years ago if they were willing to.
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Gehlot called for the leadership of India to take necessary actions to grant SC/ST/OBC reservations. The Rajya Sabha overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, which will allocate one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women.
Ashok Gehlot On Women Reservation Bill: It Is Insufficient In Current Form
“The authority of India must take the measures that Sonia Gandhi and numerous opponents considered necessary to offer SC/ST/OBC reservations,” Ashok Gehlot said.
Everyone backed the women’s reservation bill
Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, stated on Thursday that while everyone backed the women’s reservation bill, it is still lacking the OBC reservation and the caste census.
The bill originated for political advantage
In an interview with the media after an event here, Gehlot stated the bill originated for political advantage with a focus on the upcoming elections, putting the opposition under pressure.
Ashok Gehlot’s statement
“They (the Centre) had a full majority and might’ve done it nine years ago if they were willing to. If you have the majority, the work is simple. Even then, they resisted. Elections will soon take place. Caste census appears to be significant if the opponent (India alliance) is bringing up the subject,” Gehlot said.
“The leadership of India should step forward and take the actions that Sonia Gandhi and many opposition groups deemed necessary to grant SC/ST/OBC reservations. Provide them in the 33 percent reservation for women as well. All castes and classes will then have a chance to get included in it,” the CM said.
PM Modi must set up a base in Rajasthan
Gehlot said in response to a query on September 25 regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit, “Modi ji, Amit Shah ji must set up a base in Rajasthan permanently. They must return from time to time.”
The Rajya Sabha cast votes overwhelmingly in favor of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, which will allocate one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women.
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