Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs Ashwani Kumar asserted that the Congress is
strongly pursuing the women`s reservation bill, but said he is
not sure whether the bill is on the agenda of the forthcoming
Goa CM Digambar Kamat`s sexist remarks about women joining politics and his public appeal to women asking them to desist from taking up the "33 percent reservation" bait, Sunday invited criticism from the women`s rights lobby.
Reiterating his support to the
Women`s Reservation Bill, Union Agriculture Minister and NCP
president Sharad Pawar on Saturday expressed confidence that it
would be passed in the Lok Sabha during the current Budget
Slamming the Women`s Reservation Bill as a "dangerous" one, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday alleged that it was a conspiracy to prevent Muslims, backwards and dalits from entering Parliament and state assemblies.