New Delhi:  Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asserted that all political parties should get together to discuss the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

“The issue should not be politicised as all parties had voted in favour of maintaining the basic structure of the Act,” Mahajan said, while addressing an event of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) traders cell meet.

Explaining her point further, the Lok Sabha Speaker stated, “Suppose if I give a big chocolate to my son and I later realise that it is not good for him to have so much of it at one go, one will try to take back the chocolate from the child. But you cannot take it as he will get angry and start crying. But some sensible person can make the child understand and take back the chocolate from him.”

“If anybody immediately tries to snatch anything given to a person, there may be an explosion,” Mahajan claimed.

Notably her statement comes on a day when Bharat Bandh was called  by anti-reservation bodies (nearly 35 outfits linked to the upper caste)  against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act last month.

(With inputs from agencies)