Women'sReservation bill: MP Sharad Yadav threatens suicide if bill is passed. (Link)
Janata Dal MP Sharad Yadav, violently opposes the Women's Reservations Bill, likely to come up for vote in Parliament next week, which will then give women 33% reservation , eg in Parliament.
While he exercises almost nil influence over the ruling party, he is faced with a formidable set of women :
Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Ruling Party UPA Chairperson
Mrs Sushama Swaraj , Dy Opposition Leader in Parliament
Mrs Meira Kumar, Speaker of the Parliament
Her Excellency, Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India.
This is one way of hanging on , in a world , where it increasingly looks like, women will have the first, last and all the in between words.
Is threateneing suicide a crime ? To be or not to be, the answer is clear. If you are talking about remaining an MP, the answer is , "not to be" one.....