BJP should be strategical by instantly accepting Rahul Gandhi’s offer for legislating Women Reservation Bill

Instead of opposing for sake of opposition, ruling BJP should accept Rahul Gandhi offer without any hesitation for passing Women Reservation Bill in forthcoming monsoon-session of Parliament. Such a strategical move will hit two birds with one shot.

While BJP will easily get passed long-pending Women-Reservation-Bill which has always been supported by BJP giving ruling party favour of fifty-percent population automatically in forthcoming election to Lok Sabha. Simultaneously Congress will be fighting its own allies like SP and RJD which are bitter-most opponents of Women-Reservation-Bill. Instead any hesitation to reject Rahul Gandhi offer will give wrong signals of BJP itself being opponent of Women Reservation Bill from inside.

Political parties cry for reservation on man-made aspects like religion and cast evidently for vote-bank politics, but oppose reservation to women which still remain dominated section of society created by nature in our male-dominated political system. Even Islamic world including Pakistan and many other democratic countries have adopted Women-Reservation in legislature. Election Commission formula to make it compulsory for every political party to give at least 33-percent party-tickets to women may be immediately enforced as an interim measure, till Indian women get their legitimate right for 33-percent reservation in legislature. However it should be ensured that such distribution may be state-wise rather than on country-basis. Otherwise parties will fulfil formality of women-quota by giving all tickets from reserved quota to women in states with no base of the concerned party.

Moreover to prevent wives or other relations  being misused as proxy of male politicians, there should be a system whereby name or photo of husband or any other relation may not be permitted in election-campaigns of women candidates. At a time when women-quota in panchayats and local bodies is being increased to 50-percent from earlier 33-percent, it is meaningless to resist 33-percent reservation to women in legislature. Rather there should be uniform 33-perecent reservation for women at all stages from civic bodies to Parliament.

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