While lauding the budgets of both Lalu Prasad Yadav and Chidambaram, the India’s Railway and Finance Ministers respectively both as welfare oriented and populist,we find some gender bias in offering concessions to the people.While the Railway Minister, has extended 50 % fare concession in railway tickets to only senior women citizens, likewise free season tickets upto degree classes is extended only to the girl students.
The Finance Minister is also not far behind in showing gender bias. He has raised the income-tax ceiling limit of only women senior citizens upto Rs 2,25,000.
Why do you discriminate among students? Why do you discriminate among senior citizens? A senior citizen on attaining 65,irrespective of his sex needs our support, respect, sympathy and of course concessions as extended by the government But why should a senior citizen should be deprived of any concession extended by the Government, just because he is a male, but he is otherwise legitimately entitled to.Similarly student community generally needs our guidance, support etc.Why should boys be discriminated against the girls.It is unfair and the above concessions should also be extended to the deprived gender.