New Delhi [India]: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MPs Nama Nageswara Rao and Kavitha Maloth moved an adjournment motion in the Parliament on Tuesday, demanding the tabling and passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill.
The MPs in the adjournment motion also requested an all-party meeting to discuss the Bill. In the notice issued to the Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, MLC Kavitha said, “I hereby, give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely, Take up discussion on the Demand to Pass Women’s Reservation, Bill.”
MLC Kavitha from the BRS party earlier this month sat on a day-long protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding the introduction of the Women’s Reservation Bill.
Bharat Jagruthi led by MLC Kavitha organised a round table conference in New Delhi that witnessed the participation of over 15 political parties, civil society organisations and the student community.
MLC Kavitha-led Bharat Jagruthi will soon launch a ‘Missed Call Campaign’ to further the demand for the Women’s Reservation Bill. Along with the campaign, there will also be round table discussions in colleges and universities across India to discuss the need for tabling and passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill.
The budgetary process in Parliament’s budget session was completed on Monday with the two Houses passing the Finance Bill 2023 amid vociferous protests by opposition members over their demand for a joint parliamentary probe into the Adani issue.
According to sources, the opposition parties on Monday decided to continue their ‘black’ protest on Tuesday against the BJP-led government over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi and “trampling upon democracy in the country” and a final call over the issue will be taken in the morning.
On Monday, they staged a protest against the Centre over the Adani issue and Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as MP from Lok Sabha in black attire and marched from the Parliament complex to Vijay Chowk.
The budget session of Parliament started on January 31. The union budget was presented on February 1. The second part of the Budget session has seen continuous disruptions over opposition demands. The BJP has been demanding an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks in the United Kingdom.
Opposition parties have been pressing for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani issue and the second part of the budget session has seen regular disruptions.