Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party on Sunday said
it would not support the Women's Reservation Bill if required
amendments were not made in the proposed legislation before it
was tabled in Parliament.
"Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has written a
letter to Prime Minister pointing out that the BSP was not
against reservation to women, but the bill requires some
necessary amendments," senior party leader Satish Chandra
Mishra told reporters here.
He said the BSP favoured a separate quota for the SC/ST
women within the 33 percent reservation proposed in the bill.
"The Chief Minister has pointed out that women of all
sections in general and SC/ST in particular were
socio-economically backward and they were lagging far behind
in the field of politics," he said.
First Published: Sunday, March 07, 2010, 20:56