In the world of Hyderabad’s politics, Kishan Reddy, the President of Telangana’s BJP, mentioned on Tuesday that the ruling BRS party should discuss the idea of having a 33 percent reservation for women in both Parliament and the state assemblies. However, he suggested that this discussion should happen after ensuring more women get the chance to run for office in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
Responding to a letter from BRS MLC K Kavitha, who urged 47 political leaders to support the Women’s Reservation bill, Reddy said during a press conference, “Writing letters might not be necessary. The BRS party can voice its opinion on this matter after making sure they give fair opportunities to women when selecting candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls.”
Today, Kavitha appealed to leaders from 47 political parties, including the BJP and Congress, to come together and pass the long-awaited Women’s Reservation bill during the upcoming special parliamentary session.
Union Minister Kishan Reddy had previously criticized the BRS for not having enough women candidates in their initial list. Only seven women were given candidacies in the first list.
Last month, BRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a list of 115 candidates to compete for the 119 available seats in the upcoming assembly elections.
When asked about the BRS, Congress, and AIMIM, all planning events on September 17, known as “Telangana National Integration Day,” Reddy commented that these activities were more of a formality, following the Central government’s official recognition of the day.
He emphasized that on September 17 last year, the Union government officially celebrated ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day,’ commemorating the integration of the former Hyderabad State under Nizam rule into the Indian Union on September 17, 1948. This year, the Centre will also host official events on September 17, as per Kishan Reddy.
Reddy suggested that if the Telangana government genuinely wants to honor this event, they should raise the national flag in every village, every Gram Panchayat, and every school. He also mentioned that on September 17 last year, the Congress party announced plans to hold a “big rally” near Hyderabad, where they would unveil five promises specifically for Telangana.
The AIMIM party also declared that they would organize a bike rally and a public meeting to mark “National Integration Day” on September 17.