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YSRCP demands reservation for women in Rajya Sabha, legislative councils
New Delhi: YSRCP member in Rajya Sabha, V Vijayasai Reddy on Thursday demanded reservation of women in the Upper House and the state legislative councils too.
“Law Minister, please take note of it,” Reddy said while participating in the discussion on the Women’s Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha.
Reddy also suggested that the month of September be announced as “women’s history month”.
“I strongly suggest and request September be declared as women’s history month," he said.
The new women's reservation Bill says it will be effective once the decennial census and delimitation of constituencies are done.
Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal had on Tuesday introduced the new Bill -- Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, in its very first sitting of the Lok Sabha in the new Parliament complex, which was passed by the Lower House on Wednesday.
The Women Reservation Bill seeks to guarantee 33 per quota for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies. Reservation for women in Parliament and Legislative assemblies has been a promise of many parties, including the BJP for years.