women's reservation bill may be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, the Congress said it welcomes the reported move as the party has been raising the demand for long.
«We welcome the reported decision of the Union Cabinet and await the details of the Bill,» Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh posted on X.
«This could have very well been discussed in the all-party meeting before the Special Session, and consensus could have been built instead of operating under a veil of secrecy,» the Congress leader said.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said if the government introduces the Women's Reservation Bill on Tuesday, it will be a «victory for the Congress and its allies in the UPA government».
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«Remember, it was during the UPA government that the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 9-3-2010. In its 10th year, the BJP is resurrecting the Bill that it had buried in the hope that the clamour for the Bill will die,» Chidambaram said.
«On the contrary, at every opportunity — most recently at the CWC at Hyderabad — the Congress has vociferously pleaded for the Bill to be passed in Parliament. Let's hope that the Bill will be introduced and passed in the ongoing Session,» the former Union minister said.
The Congress also shared a 2018 social media post by then Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in which he demanded that the Women's Reservation Bill be passed.
The party shared Gandhi's 2018 letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling on his government to get the bill passed.
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Minister of State Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday posted on social media