New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah has criticized the Opposition for what he sees as political maneuvering surrounding the women’s reservation bill. He emphasized that women’s empowerment is not merely a political agenda for the BJP, in contrast to some other parties.
Amit Shah expressed his appreciation for a historic moment in India’s history as the women’s quota bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Ganesh Chaturthi. He credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this significant step towards honouring women.
The proposed constitutional amendment aims to reserve 33 percent of seats for women in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and all Vidhan Sabhas. This marks the culmination of a longstanding battle for women’s rights in India.
Shah also highlighted the transformative impact of initiatives like the Jan Dhan Yojana, which enabled millions of women to open bank accounts under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.
On a critical note, Amit Shah pointed out the shortcomings of past governance, particularly the lack of toilets and piped water in 11 crore households during the long tenure of the Congress party. He emphasized that women bore the brunt of these deficiencies, particularly mothers in every household.