Hyderabad: Showering praises on Congress
president Sonia Gandhi for getting the Women`s Reservation
Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Andhra Pradesh Mahila
Congress on Wednesday demanded that she be awarded Bharat Ratna for her great service to the Indian women.
"We have faxed our demand to President Pratibha Patil
already. We will meet her soon and request her to confer
Bharat Ratna on madam Soniaji," state Mahila Congress
president K Ganga Bhavani said here.
She said a resolution has also been passed in this
regard by the Congress women`s wing.
Gandhi Bhavan, the headquarters of Andhra Pradesh
Congress Committee, wore a `Deepavali` look today as the women
leaders and activists distributed sweets, burst crackers,
lighted sparklers and danced with joy over the passage of the
"The Indian women are indebted to Sonia Gandhi. She
will live in their hearts forever," the women leaders said.
They hit out at RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Party
leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Janata Dal (U) president Sharad
Yadav for opposing the women`s bill.
"The behaviour of MPs who tried to snatch away and
tear the papers was abominable. If Lalu Prasad had so much
love for Dalits, then why did he make his wife as Chief
Minister. He could have made a Dalit leader as Chief
Minister," T Venkata Ratnam, a woman Congress leader, said.