MLC Kavitha (file photo)
Hyderabad: BRS MLC K. Kavitha will hold a round table conference along with 10 Opposition parties on Women’s Reservation Bill. After the protest at Jantar Mantar, Kavitha is demanding the introduction of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the ensuing session of the Parliament.
Under the aegis of Bharat Jagruthi, a round table will be held in New Delhi on Wednesday. It will be chaired by K. Kavitha at Hotel Le Meridian in New Delhi between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The discussion will be held with representatives of various political parties, civil societies, women’s organisations, and other national organisations.
Bharat Jagruthi had organised a massive day-long hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on 10 March, seeking the passage of the long-pending Women’s Reservation Bill, drawing the nation’s attention.
Nearly 10 Opposition parties along with civil and women’s organisations extended their support to the cause. They have vowed to fight together to realise the Bill.
The Rajya Sabha passed the Women's Reservation Bill on 9 March 2010. However, the Lok Sabha never voted on the Bill. It lapsed since it was still pending in the Lok Sabha and the Lok Sabha expired during this two times—in 2014 and 2019. The Bill seeks to reserve 33% of seats in Lok Sabha and all state Legislative Assemblies for women.