Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha accused the Congress-led UPA Government at Centre of adopting double standard in the 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament.
Addressing media persons after the State executive committee of the party's Mahila Morcha here on day, Although the NDA Government introduced a draft bin in Parliament with the support of the Congress; the bill couldn’t be taken up for discussion because of stiff opposition from some political parties including the Left and Samajwadi Party. The bill was torn asunder after the NDA lost the elections, she alleged. The BJP supported all kinds of suggestions that came from the Election Commission and political parties. The Election Commission's suggestion to political parties to distribute 33 percent tickets to women was acceptable to BJP, she said. Maheswari announced that the Mahila Morcha will protest it by staging a massive demonstration in Delhi during the winter session of Parliament.
Alleging that the UPA Government is under US pressure to go for a realignment of the Sriram Sethu, she said since rich deposits of thorium is suspected the US wants to destroy the deposits.
The morcha will also launch a country wide agitation against the price hike of essential commodities.
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