Bihar women MLAs seek 50 per cent quota in Parliament, Assemblies
Patna,(BiharTimes): All 28 women MLAs––cutting across party lines––on Wednesday raised slogans in favour of their demand of 50 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies.
It all started after Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhar, started, at the very outset in the morning, congratulated women lawmakers on International Women’s Day. He highlighted the significance of the day before the members.
As soon as the House proceedings started in the morning, women members stood on their seats and started demanding quota.
The Speaker had to later plead with them to allow the House to take up Question Hour.
Parliamentary affairs minister Shrawan Kumar said it is upto the Union government to take up the issue of reservation in Parliament and Assemblies.
He further said that the women MLAs should approach BJP leaders from Bihar and ask them to take it up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Later when the proceeding started JD(U) MLA Ranju Geeta demanded construction of two small bridges in her constituency in Sitamarhi.