Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Friday that the state cabinet has in principle decided to pass a resolution seeking 33% reservation for women in the legislative assembly.
“In principle, it was decided yesterday to pass a resolution in legislative assembly for 33% reservation for women. Congress president wants that resolution is passed in five Congress-ruled states,” Gehlot told reporters outside the assembly.
However, he did not say whether the resolution will be passed in this assembly session.
Gehlot said former Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been fighting for reservation for women in parliament and legislative assemblies. “After a long struggle, the Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha but it is pending in the Rajya Sabha,” he said.
Deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot said the Congress has been committed to the matter.
He said it is the party’s intention to pass a resolution in state assemblies where the Congress has formed a government.
“Though the matter is pending at the Centre, it was discussed on Thursday in the state cabinet to form a consensus as it is one of the promises made by the Congress in the election manifesto,” he added.