Mahila Congress Begins Signature Campaign For Women Reservations
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Mahila Congress had launched signature campaign to press for the women reservations in Parliament and Assemblies. The Mahila Congress president Sunkara Padmasri launched the campaign and said that they would collect over 3 lakh signatures of women across the 13 districts of the State. The collected signatures would be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she added.
Padmasri recalled that the Congress government during late Rajiv Gandhi had provided 50 per cent reservation for women in the local bodies. However, the BJP government had diluted the 33 per cent reservations demand for the women in Parliament and State Assemblies. She recalled that the BJP leadership had promised to bring the 33 per cent reservation bill to the Parliament. However, in the last three years, the government headed by Narendra Modi had done nothing to fulfil the promise, she regretted.
The Mahila Congress leader appealed to the women in the State to join the massive signature campaign to be held in their respective areas and mount pressure on the government to pass the Bill. She accused the BJP leadership of their anti-women approach and said that there was no security for women in the country under the BJP’s dispensation. The crime against women was on the rise and the government had failed to take steps to protect women even in the national capital.
The Mahila Congress would also campaign for the safety of women in the country and expose the failures of the BJP-led NDA government in protecting the lives of women. She had appealed to the women in the country to raise their voices against the increasing violence against women during the BJP regime.