News: Federation welcomes passage of Women Quota Bill in Rajya Sabha

Puducherry, Mar 11 : Puducherry-based Federation for People’s Rights today welcomed the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, providing 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.

In a statement here, Federation Secretary G Sugumaran congratulated United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for it’s endeavour and said steps should be taken to provide internal reservation for women of backward class, most backward class, scheduled cast and scheduled tribes also.

He also urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithilingam to press for the fulfillment of this demand.

UNI / 11.03.2010

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