Hyderabad – In anticipation of the upcoming special session of Parliament from September 18, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), led by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, has issued a heartfelt plea to all political parties in India. Kavitha has penned a letter to the leaders of 47 political parties represented in Parliament, urging them to unite in support of the long-pending Women’s Reservation Bill.
In her letter, Kavitha emphasizes the importance of transcending political differences to prioritize the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill. This bill seeks to reserve 33% of seats in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies for women, a significant step toward gender parity and inclusive governance.
Kavitha underscores that women, constituting nearly 50% of the country’s population, play a pivotal role in society. However, their insufficient representation in legislatures hampers the nation’s progress and democratic principles. She highlights that 1.4 million women are actively engaged in public life, demonstrating their leadership and governance abilities.
Diverse representation in legislatures, Kavitha argues, is crucial to fulfilling citizens’ aspirations and avoiding one-sided representation. Increased female participation in politics not only empowers women but also serves as an inspirational model for girls across the nation.
Kavitha contends that women’s active involvement in policy decisions has resulted in innovative proposals and more effective policies, benefiting society at large. Expressing her disappointment with the lack of commitment among political parties on this issue, she calls on all parties to prioritize and support the Women’s Reservation Bill.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The Hindustan Times.