Saturday, June 6, 2009

To be or not to be : easy answers....

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.....


  1. I hope my word finds a place somewhere in between the middle and last words you're have! Sharad Yadav is putting his foot in his mouth, which is of course unfortunate for his foot!

    I enjoy your blog. Keep them up!

    Take care.

  2. Sharad Yadav is unfit to be a member in a democracy because he is forcing others to do what he wants. In democracy every one must have his/her say but one has to bow down before the majority. Reservation or not that is to be decided by the majority where every one is convinced by logical discussions not by threats. Suicidal threats are surely a crime.

  3. Sharad Yadav may well oppose Women's Reservation, but women like me will definitely oppose lumpen elements like him.

  4. Pradip,

    You're unnecessarily getting disheartened. If he sticks to his threat (which he's apparently withdrawn), people might find stronger incentive in getting the bill enacted.