• Sunday, July 03, 2022

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Gandhi issues women’s bill challenge to Modi

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA’S opposition leader on Monday (16) urged prime minister Narendra Modi to “walk his talk” by passing a long-pending bill that aims to give women a stronger voice in parliament. Rahul Gandhi offered his party’s “un­conditional support” to push through the Women’s Reservation Bill, which provides for one-third of the seats in na­tional and state assemblies to be re­served for female candidates. “Our PM says he’s a crusader for wom­en’s empowerment? Time for him to rise above party politics, walk-his-talk & have the Women’s Reservation Bill passed by parliament. The Congress offers him its unconditional support,” Gandhi tweeted. The bill…

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