Women's right group AIDWA has condemned Narendra Modi-led Government's act of easing out the heads of various institutions, including the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women. AIDWA termed this as an undemocratic act which thoroughly exposes the intention of the BJP to bring all structures within its political power.
AIDWA said that similar
measures were adopted by the Congress Government also when in power.
The rights group condemned this approach, saying it undermines the
autonomous character of many important institutions, and seeks to
subjugate them to the interests of the ruling Government.
AIDWA in a statement
said, “It points out that such a step also violates the spirit of
the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s frequently quoted slogan for
'minimum government and maximum governance'. The day the new PM took
over, he has been engaged in centralizing the powers of the PMO by
bringing around him in important posts only those people who are
likely to carry out his commands unquestioningly. This was evident in
the manner in which the principal cabinet secretary was appointed.”
AIDWA added, “A few
days back, the Modi Government started making precipitous efforts to
remove the Governors appointed by the UPA government in various
states. And the untimely overhauling of the National Commission for
Women is also being contemplated.”