Sharad Yadav threatens suicide if Parliament passes Women’s bill

Adopting an aggressive stand in his opposition to the Women’s Reservation Bill, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav  threatened he would “consume poison” in parliament if it was passed in its present form.
“If the Women’s Reservation Bill is passed I will consume poison and die here but not allow the passage of bill,” he said in the Lok Sabha.
Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President for her address to the joint sitting of Parliament, he accused the Congress of indulging in “tokenism” over the issue of reservation for women.

Congress party has been resorting to tokenism by appointing a woman as President and as Speaker,” Yadav said adding that the real need was to liberate women who belong to the backward and most backward classes.

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