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Women’s Reservation Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha

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Union Law Minister Arjun Meghwal today introduced the much-discussed Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s introductory address. During his speech PM Moodi had said that Union Cabinet in its sitting late last evening gave approval to the Bill and the “Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam.”

He said, each of his government’s schemes for women empowerment has taken very meaningful steps towards women’s leadership. Mr Modi said that world has recognised the women-led development process in the country and government also wants more and more women to join the development process of the country. The Constitution 128th Amendment bill – 2023 will be introduced in the Lok Sabha today.

Introducing the Bill Meghwal said that once the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is passed, the number of seats for women in Lok Sabha will increase to 181.

Discussion for passing of the Bill in the House will be taken up tomorrow, September 20. The Bill will be taken up in Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

The Women Reservation Bill that seeks to guarantee 33 per quota for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies was introduced as the 128th Constitutional Amendment Bill.


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