PM Modi Announces Women's Reservation Bill
Delivering his first speech in the new Parliament
building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
announced the Women's Reservation Bill on the second day of the special session on Tuesday. The PM urged all the members to help pass the bill and "ensure representation of nari
"The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam will ensure more women become members of Parliament, assemblies," said PM Modi.
PM Modi added, "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. 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..."
Discussion In Parliament Tomorrow
Later, Union minister & President of Republican Party of India (Athawale), Ramdas Athawale says, "There will be a discussion (in Parliament) on this Bill tomorrow.."
This comes after the Union Cabinet
on Monday approved the long-pending bill, marking a significant development after nearly 27 years of waiting. The bill, which was cleared in a key Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, could become the first bill to be tabled in the first session of new parliament.
Originally passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010, the bill seeks to reserve one-third of all seats for women in both the Lok Sabha
and state assemblies. The bill couldn't pass through the Lok Sabha at the time, causing it to lapse.