KCR asks Modi to pass Women's Bill, implement 33% quota for OBCs in Parliament Special Session
A meeting of the BRS Parliamentary Party in Hyderabad, presided by KCR, passed a unanimous resolution to this effect
HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pass the Women's Reservation Bill in the special session of Parliament beginning September 18.
In the letter KCR said, "As you are aware, our Constitution has envisaged suitable provisions for affirmative action in favour of women to correct historical prejudices and discrimination against them. I am happy to inform you that Telangana State Government is implementing 30 per cent reservation for women in public employment and admissions in educational institutions."
"However, suitable representation in Parliament and State Legislatures is required in a democratic polity to reflect hopes and aspirations of the marginalised sections of the society. Realising this critical need, Telangana State Legislature has passed an unanimous resolution on 14.06.2014 requesting the Government of India to provide for 33 per cent reservations for women in Parliament and State Legislatures. However, Government of India has not initiated any action on this front so far."
In a separate letter to the Modi, KCR also sought the Centre to initiate the necessary legislative process for providing 33 per cent quota for OBCs in Parliament and State Legislatures.
In the letter, KCR said that the “visionary architects of the Constitution have envisaged providing suitable provisions in the Constitution for affirmative action by the State to correct historical wrongs, that were done to socially and educationally marginalised sections of the society and part of this objective was achieved by providing for reservations for OBCS in public employment and admissions in educational institutions.”
KCR also stated that proportionate representation in Parliament and State legislatures is a ‘sine qua non’ in a democratic polity to “reflect the hopes and aspirations of marginalised sections of society.”
A meeting of the BRS Parliamentary Party in Hyderabad, presided by KCR, passed a unanimous resolution to this effect urging the Prime Minister to implement the reservation, an official release from the Government said.