Centre not for women reservation Bill: Cong
National president of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) women’s cell and Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Union Government for not bringing women reservation Bill in Parliament despite having full majority.
She said Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuring him passage of the Bill that provided for 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state Assemblies, but the Union Government had failed to bring in the Bill.
She was in the city to lead the Congress party’s “Mahila Adhikar Yatra”, which started from Panchkula on Sunday and would end in Gurugram on October 5.
While addressing the gathering at a programme organised by AICC member Suresh Gupta Matlauda and Congress leader Munish Kamra at ITI Chowk, Dev accused the BJP government in the state led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for rising crime against women. She alleged that Haryana had become the rape capital as the government had failed to check crime and also protect women and their dignity.
She was interacting with mediapersons at the residence of Lalit Butana, former member of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC).
Dev, accompanied by women state president Sumitra Chauhan and others, said on the concluding of this yatra in Gurugram on October 5, they would take out a torch procession.
The Mahila Adhikar Yatra led by Sushmita Dev reached at Nali Khurd village where Nisha Devi, district women president (rural), welcomed them and organised a “khat chaupal”.