June 22, 2024

Union Cabinet Gives Nod To Women’s Reservation Bill Amid Special Parliament Session, Say Sources

Union Cabinet Gives Nod To Women’s Reservation Bill Amid Special Parliament Session, Say Sources
Big Cabinet Decision: The Women’s Reservation Bill proposes to reserve 33 per cent or one-third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women.

NEW DELHI: In a significant development, the Union Cabinet on Monday gave its nod for the passage of a bill to ensure 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, said sources. The Women’s Reservation Bill proposes to reserve 33 per cent or one-third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. The bill also proposes sub-reservation for SCs, STs, and Anglo-Indians within the 33 per cent quota.

The bill also proposes that reserved seats should be rotated after each general election. The sources further said that the bill will be tabled during the ongoing special session of Parliament.

The government, however, is yet to make a formal announcement in this regard as it skipped the customary briefing after the conclusion of the Union Cabinet meeting earlier today.

The Congress has, meanwhile, welcomed the Union Cabinet’s decision to clear the women’s reservation bill in a key meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It’s been a long-standing demand of the Congress party to implement women’s reservation. We welcome the reported decision of the Union Cabinet and await the details of the Bill.

This could have very well been discussed in the all-party meeting before the Special Session, and consensus could have been built instead of operating under a veil of secrecy,” senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh wrote on X (formally Twitter).

Constituent Assembly in 1947.

“The echoes of Pandit Nehru’s ‘At the stroke of the midnight…’ in this House will keep inspiring us. In this House itself, Atal ji had said, ‘Sarkarein aayegi-jaayegi, partiyan banegi-bigdegi, lekin ye desh rehna chahiye.’ This echoes even to this day,” PM Modi stated in his speech.

He further acknowledged the contributions of figures like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Ram Manohar Lohia, Chandra Shekhar, Lal Krishna Advani, and others who enriched the deliberations in the House, amplifying the voice of the common citizen.

PM Modi also underscored the significance of addresses by various foreign leaders in the House, illustrating their respect for India.

He paid homage to moments of national sorrow when the nation lost three Prime Ministers while in office: Nehru, Shastri, and Indira.

The Prime Minister concluded by acknowledging the adept management of the House by speakers despite numerous challenges.ZN

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