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Kanimozhi to protest for early passage of women's bill

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

MP Kanimozhi today announced that she will be leading a protest in the national capital for the early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill that aims to bring 33 per cent reservation for women in the and state legislatures.

The women's wing president is expected to hold the protest on March 20.


"For the past 20 years women's reservation bill has not been implemented. DMK's women's wing along with several women's rights organisations will be holding an agitation on this issue," said Kanimozhi.

"Representatives of several parties will also be taking part in the protest," she added.

The move comes a day after working president wrote to PM seeking his intervention for passage of the bill.

"and Modi can definitely implement the bill if they give it a thought," Kanimozhi said.

Kanimozhi also accused the AIADMK-led of not ignoring the plight of farmers of the belt who have been protesting in for the past few days for a drought relief package and loan waiver.

"AIADMK-led is unable to solve its internal issues, and we cannot expect it to solve issues faced by farmers," she said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 16:13 IST
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