'I congratulate every women of this country for the passage of the bill,'said PM Modi.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated India for the passage of the historic Women's Reservation Bill in the Parliament on Friday.
Addressing the women workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, PM Modi congratulated "every woman in the country" for this historic achievement, calling it a step towards a new India.
"This Bill is for naya Bharat," PM Modi said, expressing gratitude to the people for putting trust in his government with this responsibility.
"I congratulate all women of the country. Yesterday and the day before, we witnessed the making of a new history. It is our fortune that crores of people gave us the opportunity to create that history," he remarked.
PM Modi was greeted by a large number of women, including beneficiaries of several government schemes, present at the party office. He acknowledged the challenges the Women's Reservation Bill faced and also highlighted the power of determination and transparency in achieving its passage.
He thanked all political parties and MPs for their support. He said, "There were many obstacles in the way of this Women’s Reservation Bill. But When intentions are pure and there is transparency in attempts, then we witness results overcoming all obstacles. It is a record in itself that this bill got so much support in Parliament. I thank all political parties and MPs for it."
The Prime Minister state that the country had long awaited this legislation for over a decade, and his government overturned every hurdle it faced.
The occasion was attended by several prominent leaders, including BJP president J P Nadda and women Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani.
The bill was passed on September 20 in the Lok Sabha and September 21 in the Rajya Sabha during the speical parliamentary session.