Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal tables Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha (Photo: Screengrab/Sansad TV)
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday introduced the new Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha. The bill was tabled by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal in the first sitting of Lok Sabha in the new Parliament building.
Notably, once the bill is passed, the number of seats reserved for women MPs in Lok Sabha will increase to 181. The discussion on the bill will be taken up on Wednesday, September 20.
According to government sources, The Bill will be taken up in Rajya Sabha on September 21. Earlier in the day, while speaking in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi that The 'Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam' will ensure more women become members of Parliament and the state legislative assemblies.
"Discussion on Women's Reservation Bill happened for a long time. During Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime Women's Reservation Bill was introduced several times but there was not enough majority to pass the Bill, and because of this this dream remained incomplete," PM Modi stated.
"Today, God has given me the opportunity to take this forward...Our government is bringing a new Bill today on Women's participation in both Houses," he further added.
N0tably, the Women’s Reservation Bill has been approved by the Cabinet on Monday. The decision was taken in the key cabinet meeting.