Women’s quota bill passed in Lok Sabha, set for another litmus test today Latest News India

The special session of Parliament is in its second last phase today. Apart from starting a new chapter in India’s legislative history by starting its business in the new building, much of the attention was focused on the controversial Women’s Reservation Bill, which was passed by a near unanimous vote in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Members of Parliament walked out of the Lok Sabha after the motion on the Women’s Reservation Bill (ANI) was passed

The landmark bill, called Nari Shakti Vandan Adhaniyam, will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha for approval during the remainder of the session. As part of the Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill, it may require the approval of half the state assemblies.

“I thank all MPs across party lines who voted in support of this bill,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after the passage in the lower house.

  1. Despite opposition controversy over its implementation and demand for similar benefits to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhaniyam was passed by an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha.
  2. There were 454 votes in favor of the bill while two votes were against. It will be presented to the upper house for approval today, which is likely to be approved.
  3. The day-long debate on the bill saw a battle for credit between the Congress and the BJP over who should be credited for bringing forward the landmark bill. Both the opposition and the Center were engaged in debate over its implementation and including a separate quota for OBC women.
  4. On the third day, Sonia Gandhi opened the debate on the Women’s Reservation Bill and said, “For the last 13 years, Indian women have been waiting for their political responsibilities, and now they are being asked to wait for a few more years. Do it. Year, four years, six years, eight years.”
  5. The bill proposes one-third or 33 per cent reservation for women representatives in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The reservation shall remain in force for 15 years from the date of its enactment, the period may be extended by Parliament if necessary.
  6. The 128th Constitutional Amendment Bill states that political reservation for women will come into effect only after publication of relevant census data and delimitation – including revision of the number of seats in Parliament and reordering of constituencies. An exercise is based on – That
  7. This clause indicates that the reservation cannot be implemented before 2029, if the bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha during that session.
  8. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said yesterday, “Two things seem strange, one is that you need a new census and a new delimitation for this bill and I think this bill can be implemented today. Or eight years and let it run the way it runs.”
  9. Union Home Minister Amit Shah replied, “Let us rise above partisan politics to give women the respect they deserve. They have been let down by Parliament four times before. The Bill was passed unanimously.” Let’s go.
  10. PM Modi wrote on X, “I thank all the MPs across party lines who voted in support of this bill. Nari Shakti Vandan Adhanim is a landmark legislation that will further promote women’s empowerment. And will enable greater participation of women in our political process,” PM Modi wrote on X (Twitter after the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha).

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