AIMIM chief Owaisi told the reason for opposing the Women's Reservation Bill, said - Show the real face of Congress and the entire opposition
AIMIM has cast two votes in the Lok Sabha against the Women's Reservation Bill. Since then, people have been keeping an eye on MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Meanwhile, while replying, Owaisi has attacked both BJP and Congress. He said that Congress and BJP are together and they are the only ones who are fighting against PM Narendra Modi.
Days, after the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) voted against the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, party chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday, said the two votes opposing the Nari Shakti Vandan Act surprised the Parliament. .
Addressing a public meeting in her parliamentary constituency Hyderabad, the MP said, "BJP leaders kept saying that two of our MPs voted against the Women's Reservation Bill. But, we have surprised the Parliament."
According to news agency ANI, the AIMIM leader said that he showed the entire country that BJP and Congress are together and he is fighting alone against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, "When everyone said that 450 MPs are against me, I told the entire country that Congress and BJP are together and Samajwadi Party and Congress are also together. I am alone fighting against PM Modi and you all are fighting against me. Are together."
The Women's Reservation Bill, which provides 33 percent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha as well as state assemblies, was supported by 214 members on Thursday with no one voting in opposition. With this, the bill also passed its last hurdle.
The bill received the approval of the Lok Sabha as it was passed with an overwhelming majority of 454 votes in favor and only 2, Owaisi and his party colleague Imtiaz Jaleel, voted against it. The AIMIM MP defended her protest over the draft law, saying it does not provide for sub-quota for Muslim and Other Backward Class (OBC) women.
Although some opposition members expressed concern over the delay in implementation of the bill, the Center said it would be implemented after due process. The Rajya Sabha had earlier passed the Women's Reservation Bill in 2010 during the Congress-led UPA government, but it was not brought to the Lok Sabha and was later vacated in the lower house.