Special Correspondent

KURNOOL: Jana Vignana Vedika President V. Brahma Reddy criticised the women quota Bill saying it was detrimental to the interests of backward classes.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, he said when the parties and Parliament wanted to support the unrepresented sections it should also take into consideration women belonging to weaker sections. Mr. Reddy said the 33 per cent quota for women was already being implemented in the local bodies' election where sub-quota was created for all sections. When precedence existed, why the parties ignored it now, he asked. The JVV leader said the Bill would serve the interests of upper classes who would have indirect way of controlling political power. The controversial bill would lead to serious problem in future if it was accepted in the present form, he said and appealed to political parties to include the aspirations of BCs, SCs and minorities into the legislation.