- Venkaiah Naidu praised Maharashtra government for giving 50% reservation to women in civic elections
- A proposal for 33% reservation for women was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2008, but has been pending for 10 years.
Mumbai. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday proposed to reserve seats for women in Parliament. During the democracy award ceremony in Mumbai, Naidu said that we call the country ‘Mother India’ and not ‘Father India’. This proves how much importance is given to women in the country. They make up 50% of the population in the country. The women representatives should be provided with funds and facilities to do the work.
A proposal for 33% reservation for women was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2008. But it has been pending for 10 years. This time the highest number of 78 women MPs have been elected in the 17th Lok Sabha. This figure is the highest ever in independent India.
Naidu said that body elections like Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha should also be held in five years. He praised the Maharashtra government for giving 50% reservation to women in local body elections. The Vice President expressed his dissatisfaction over the late local body elections in many states.
Naidu saddened by the behavior of members in Rajya Sabha
Chairman Naidu expressed displeasure over the uproar during the passage of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill in the Upper House on Thursday. He said, “I am deeply saddened by the behavior of some members in the Rajya Sabha in the last two years.” The Parliament functions according to the rules. There the business operates according to the rules, previous decisions of the Chairman and the code of conduct prescribed for the member. I suffer when members violate them. This reduces the importance of the House in the eyes of the public. ”
Azam used abusive language about BJP MP Naidu’s statement came on Thursday when SP MP Azam Khan in Lok Sabha used abusive language for Shivhar MP Rama Devi. His statement was severely criticized in the House. Leader of the Opposition and Lok Sabha Speaker had come to the conclusion that SP MP Azam Khan should apologize in the House. If they do not do so, strict action will be taken. Earlier, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that Azam Khan should apologize in this matter or be suspended.
Akhilesh Yadav defended Azam, SP MP Akhilesh defended Azam’s statement. He had said that if the language sounds unparliamentary, then remove it from the record. But I don’t think they said anything wrongly. Akhilesh pointed to the BJP MPs and said that no one could be more ignorant than these. If they are calling Azam as unfortunate then they are insulting the Parliament.