The Women’s Reservation Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. Many political parties including BJP and Congress have welcomed it. At the same time, questions have been raised on its provisions by RJD and SP. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has written on the social media platform X that the Women’s Reservation Bill which has been brought in the Parliament is a welcome step.
The Women’s Reservation Bill that has been brought in Parliament is a welcome step.
We have been advocates of women empowerment since the beginning and have taken many historic steps in Bihar. From the year 2006, we gave 50 percent reservation to women in Panchayati Raj institutions and from the year 2007 to municipal bodies.
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) September 19, 2023
Nitish Kumar wrote that we have been a supporter of women empowerment since the beginning and we have taken many historic steps in Bihar. He also said that we believe that within the scope of women’s reservation in Parliament, provision for reservation should also be made for women from backward and extremely backward classes like Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
“If caste census had been conducted…”
The Chief Minister of Bihar has written that in the proposed bill it has been said that first the census will be conducted and after that the constituencies will be delimited and only after that the provisions of this proposed bill will be implemented. For this, the census work should be completed soon. The census should have been done in the year 2021 itself but it has not been done yet. Along with the census, caste census should also be conducted, only then women will get its true benefit. If caste census had been conducted, the system of reservation for women belonging to backward and extremely backward classes could have been implemented immediately.
read this also-