UPA not committed to women reservation bill: Brinda
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 22:44
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Tuesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre has 'no political commitment' to pass the Women Reservation Bill.

"Though the Standing Committee consisting of MPs from LDF (party-led front in the state) has given necessary suggestions on the Bill, the legislation is in Parliament freezer for the past 13 years," she said while laying the foundation stone for a memorial building for CPI-M veteran, late Susheela Gopalan here.

She said while the LDF government last week introduced bills in the assembly to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in local bodies, the Centre was shying away to introduce Women Reservation Bill in Parliament.

She also criticised the UPA government for signing the Free Trade Agreement with ASIAN nations. The agreement would harm the agriculture-based economy of Kerala the most, she said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 22:44

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