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Nitish Kumar’s JD-U to help ladies’s quota invoice, ally RJD says it can oppose

PATNA: Two key constituents of Bihar’s ruling coalition, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday adopted a distinct strategy to the ladies’s reservation invoice launched by the central authorities in Parliament.

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav at an occasion in Patna on Monday (PTI)

The RJD, which has pushed for quotas for girls from disadvantaged sections, stated it opposes the invoice in its present kind. However the JD-U promptly welcomed the introduction of the invoice, pledged its help and even sought to take credit score for the celebration’s position within the empowerment of girls through the years.

JD-U chief spokesperson KC Tyagi stated the celebration will help the ladies’s reservation invoice. “Nitish Kumar has demanded this on many events. Nonetheless, Kumar has been demanding that ladies from disadvantaged teams must also get correct reservation,” he stated.

In a publish on X, previously Twitter, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar stated: “The ladies’s reservation invoice that has been introduced in Parliament is a welcome step. We’ve got been advocates of girls’s empowerment because the starting and have taken many historic steps in Bihar. From the 12 months 2006, we gave 50% reservation to ladies in panchayati raj establishments and from the 12 months 2007, to municipal our bodies”.

Kumar additionally requested the Centre to shortly conduct the decadal headcount that had been postpone by the federal government. He stated the invoice circulated by the federal government, says that the 33% reservation might be carried out after a census is performed and the delimitation of constituencies is finished.

“For this, the census work needs to be accomplished quickly. The Census ought to have been achieved within the 12 months 2021 but it surely has not been achieved but. Together with the Census, a Caste Census must also be performed, solely then ladies will get its true advantages. If caste census had been performed, the system of reservation for girls belonging to backward and intensely backward lessons may have been carried out instantly,” stated Kumar.

Kumar added his celebration and authorities’s view that there needs to be a provision for reservation for girls from the backward and intensely backward lessons similar to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Different JD-U leaders claimed the quota invoice for girls was impressed by Bihar’s transfer to increase reservation in 2006. “It has been impressed by the reservation given to ladies in Bihar. By bringing the Girls’s Reservation Invoice, the central authorities has as soon as once more confirmed that no matter Bihar does, the nation follows it,” stated JD-U’s nationwide normal secretary Rajeev Ranjan.

To make sure, the JD-U got here round to supporting the ladies’s reservation invoice in 2010 when the invoice was voted within the Rajya Sabha, threatening a cut up within the celebration in view of variations between Nitish Kumar and the then celebration president Sharad Yadav. The JD(U) was among the many many political events that lately demanded that the prime minister introduce it within the ongoing particular session.

The RJD, based by Lalu Prasad Yadav, nonetheless, hasn’t toned down its stand.

“The invoice just isn’t going to convey social justice in its current kind. This may convey privileged ladies, these from the world of cinema and serials (into legislature). It can hardly replicate the agricultural state of affairs within the Parliament,” RJD spokesperson Shakti Yadav stated, underlining that his celebration doesn’t help the invoice in its current kind and calls for a ‘quota inside quota.’

Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi pressured her celebration’s demand for quota inside quotas.

“Within the 33% reservation given within the Girls’s Reservation Invoice, seats haven’t been reserved for SC, ST, OBC ladies. The availability made for SC/ST classes will give SC/ST ladies 33% of the seats already reserved for these classes. Meaning SC/ST is cheated right here additionally,” she stated in a publish in Hindi on X.

In a second publish, she additionally underscored that the invoice was a gimmick geared toward making some noise since it can solely be carried out after a recent spherical of delimitation. “And for delimitation, there must be a census on which the federal government is dragging its ft because it needs to place the demand for caste census in chilly storage,” she alleged.

The Bharatiya Janata Celebration, nonetheless, celebrated the invoice. Union minister of state for residence affairs Nityanand Rai stated it was a historic transfer and accused the Congress and different constituents of the opposition bloc INDIA of opposing it.

“All of the events together with Congress, which have been opposing the ladies’s reservation invoice for many years, are actually busy spreading the lie that “this invoice is ours,” he stated, a reference to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s touch upon the reservation invoice.


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