Hyderabad– BRS MLC K Kavitha has made a passionate appeal to all political parties, urging them to unite and support the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill during the upcoming special session of Parliament. In a letter addressed to the presidents of all 47 political parties represented in the Parliament, Kavitha emphasized the significance of introducing this long-pending bill and prioritizing its approval.
Kavitha sees the special parliamentary session as a golden opportunity for elected representatives to take a historic stride toward gender equality. She called upon political parties to set aside their differences and rally behind the Women’s Reservation Bill.
Highlighting the pivotal role women play in society, constituting nearly half of the nation’s population, Kavitha expressed her concern over the insufficient representation of women in legislatures. She sees this as an impediment to the country’s progress and a departure from democratic principles.
Diverse representation in legislatures, according to Kavitha, is essential to meet the aspirations of citizens and avoid one-sided representation. She argued that increasing the presence of women in politics would empower them and set an inspiring example for millions of girls nationwide.
The former MP underlined that women’s active involvement in policy decisions has led to innovative proposals and argued that enhanced female representation in legislatures would result in more effective policies, benefiting society as a whole. Currently, approximately 14 lakh women are actively engaged in public life, contributing to the efficient administration of local bodies.
Kavitha expressed disappointment over the lack of commitment among political parties to provide adequate representation to women in legislatures. She reminded everyone that the Women’s Reservation Bill, which proposes a 33 percent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, has been pending for a considerable period. The call for its passage represents a significant step towards realizing gender equality in India’s political landscape.