Nationalist congress Party (NCP) Chief sharad pawar on tuesday (26 September) hit back at Prime
Minister narendra Modi’s statement of taking a dig at the opposition in Jaipur, rajasthan regarding the
Women’s Reservation Bill. Former chief minister sharad pawar said, In the year 1993, we had given
reservation to women. maharashtra was the first state in the country to give reservation to women. Perhaps
PM narendra modi does not know this. Actually, PM Modi had claimed on monday (September 25) that
the opposition parties have supported the Women’s Reservation Bill under pressure from you (women).
What did sharad pawar say?
Former Union minister sharad pawar further said, Yesterday the prime minister of the country (Narendra
Modi) said that the decision on women’s reservation was taken unanimously in the Parliament. Except for
two members of Parliament, no one opposed the Women’s Reservation Bill. Our suggestion and demand was
that OBCs should also be given a chance during the constitutional amendment.
Mentioned the army
Sharad Pawar said that during the then congress government, after the 73rd constitutional amendment, 33
percent quota was provided for women in local bodies. When I was Defense minister, 11 percent reservation
was given to women in the Army, Navy and air Force. He said that it is unfortunate that PM Modi was not
given proper information in this regard. For this reason he gave such statements against Congress.
What did you say about Canada?
The dispute continues between india and canada over the murder of Khalistan supporter Hardeep Singh
Nijjar. Meanwhile, sharad pawar said that being an indian citizen and a member of Parliament, I fully
support the foreign policy of the government of India.