Women Reservation Bill to cater affluent class: Mulayam Singh Yadav
- Winter session Day 1: Govt talks about misuse of word 'secularism', Sonia raises 'intolerance' debate
- Sheena murder: CBI seeks Interpol help, Peter Mukerjea's custody extended till Nov 30
- PPCC chief Bajwa and Jakhar made to resign as rejig in Punjab Congress imminent
- Constitution Day: The many reasons why the BJP decided to celebrate it
- India-Pakistan series to be played from December 15 in Sri Lanka: Rajiv Shukla
Expressing scepticism over the long pending Women Reservation Bill, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today claimed if the Bill is passed, women belonging to the affluent class will march ahead while those from poor background will be further pushed back.
Speaking at a function here, Yadav said: "With it (Bill) coming into effect women belonging to the affluent class would march ahead while those of the poor sections would be further pushed behind."
The Bill, proposing 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, was passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010. SP, RJD and JD(U) are opposed to the bill.
Yadav also slammed the UPA government's move of inviting FDI into multi-brand retail, saying, "it would have a bad impact on small traders."
Though FDI is being projected as growth oriented, the reality is that it would have a very negative impact on small traders and some "five crore people would lose their
The SP chief said that Central government wanted to somehow bring FDI "under foreign pressure".
Expressing concern over shrinking cultivable area, he said that if not checked soon it could pose a "serious danger" before the country in future.
- Why every patriot should be worried, and, yes, ashamed
- Douglass North emphasised institutions when markets were the focus
- ‘Bovine Divine’ controversy lurched between the horrific and the comic
- PM Modi’s achievements abroad appear to cut little ice back home
- Post 13/11 sloganeering at Antalya and Kuala Lumpur won’t be enough
- Can Parliament be insulated from the vagaries of the political climate?