The Congress will offer “unconditional support” to the women’s reservation bill in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi said on July 16. The bill aims to reserve a third of seats in parliament and legislatures for women.
Rahul Gandhi’s statement came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the party, “If Congress is a party meant for Muslims, it’s up to them. But is it a party meant only for Muslim men? Because you don’t stand with the Muslim women on issues such as triple talaq and nikah halala.”
“Our PM says he’s a crusader for women’s empowerment? Time for him to rise above party politics, walk-his-talk & have the Women’s Reservation Bill passed by Parliament. The Congress offers him its unconditional support,” tweeted Rahul.
“Mr Prime Minister, in many of your public rallies you have spoken about your passion for empowering women and involving them more meaningfully in public life. What better way to demonstrate your commitment to the cause of women than by offering your unconditional support to the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill? And what better time, than the upcoming session of parliament?” Rahul tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. .
“I write to you to request your support to ensure the passage of the women’s reservation bill in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament,” Gandhi wrote in his letter to the prime minister.
He also added that his party has already collected over 3.2 million signatures in support of the bill.