New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to observe ‘social justice fortnight’ from August 15 to 30 and ‘social justice week’ from August 1 to 9 from next year in order to mark the Parliament’s affirmative decision on the bill seeking empowerment on OBC commission. It will also try to make passage for a bill to strengthen a law against Dalit atrocities. Also Read - High-Voltage Political Drama in Rajya Sabha as Derek O'Brien, 7 Other Opposition MPs Suspended For a Week Over Unruly Behaviour
PM Modi have asked BJP leaders to reach out to people in between August 15 to 30 and inform them about the work done at the Centre. The announcement was made by PM Modi at a BJP parliamentary party meeting. He also said that the ongoing Monsoon session will be remembered as a ‘session of social justice’. Also Read - Monsoon Session LIVE: Opposition Likely to Meet President Over Rajya Sabha Deadlock
PM Modi went on to explain the significance of the Social Justice Fortnight and drew an inference to August Kranti, (stating it was rightly named so as the event took place in that same month). He said that he had decided upon Social Justice Fortnight as significant bills were passed in this month. Also Read - Farm Bills Row: 'Black Day of Parliamentary Democracy in India,' Says Congress; Rajnath Assures MSP Won't End | Highlights
Commenting on the same, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said, “A historic law has been passed and another is likely to be passed in a day or two.” He further spoke about how PM Modi had promised to deliver to poor and backward section of the society after winning in 2014 and the passing of these bills is a testimony to that.
As per sources, PM Modi spoke about his government’s work for developing backward regions and backward sections of the society since it took over.
For the unversed, the bill to confer constitutional status on a commission for OBC was passed by Parliament on Monday while the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act 2018 has been passed by Lok Sabha and is likely to be passed in Rajya Sabha in a day or two.