JOINT PRESS RELEASE
Date : 30th Nov. 2006
A Joint delegation of Women’s Organizations led by Rajya Sabha M.P. – Brinda Karat met Railway Minister Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav today to press for the placement of the women’s Reservation Bill during the ongoing session of parliament. Though the Minister gave a patient hearing but failed to give any concrete assurance about the introduction or the passage of the Bill. The delegation included representatives from
1. MS. BRINDA KARAT,PRAMILA PANDHE (AIDWA)
2. MS. MARY JOHN (CWCS)
3. MS. BULU SAREEN (FORCES)
4. MS. DIANA KHAMBATTA ( GOS)
5. MS. JYOTSNA CHATTERJI (JWP )
6. MS. PRAMILA LOOMBA (NFIW)
7. MS. PRIMINDA BANERJEE / KALPANA DAVID ( YWCA)
The Memorandum given to the Minister is enclosed here with.
(Sudha Sundararaman) General Secretary
Joint Memorandum for 33% Reservation for Women in Parliament and State Assemblies
The Minister for Railways,
Government of India,
New Delhi 110 001.
Date : 30th Nov. 06
Dear Shri Lalu Prasad ji,
We welcome the recent decision taken by your Government to honour the UPA commitment made in the CMP regarding the Women’s Reservation Bill by introducing and facilitating its passage during this winter session of Parliament. You had assured us when we met you in May that this would be done and we would like to express our appreciation of your efforts.
We would request you to do everything in your power to ensure that this Bill is passed so that democratic institutions in our country become even more representative than they have been so far.
AIDWA AIWC CWDS FORCES
GOS JWP NFIW YWCA
C/o. 121. VITHAL BHAI PATEL HOUSE, RAFI MARG, NEW DELHI-1
Phone No. 23710476, 23319566