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Women’s Reservation Bill Passed in Lok Sabha with 454-2

The Women's Reservation Bill, also known as Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, was introduced by the Indian government to allocate one-third of legislative seats to women. In the Lok Sabha, the bill passed by many votes.

Women’s reservation bill: Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam passed in Lok Sabha with 454 votes for it

On September 18, the Indian government made history by approving a draft bill in the Cabinet. The upper house will now discuss the historic bill which is also known as Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, to pass it. To be approved, the bill would need the backing of a special majority in this house. 

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The Women’s Reservation Bill (Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam) continued to be discussed on Day 2, while opposition parties like Congress and Trinamool Congress expressed their support for the Bill. The BJP-led Center was criticized for presenting the Bill “13 years” after it had first been approved in the Rajya Sabha in 2010, yet the Opposition and the Center continued to trade jabs.On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the women’s reservation bill with 454 members voting in favour and two members voting against it. The bill targets to provide women a third of the seats in the Lok Sabha and state legislatures.The administration presented the measure, titled Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, on Tuesday, making it the first to be introduced in the new Parliament building. Due to a lack of agreement between the parties, the legislation that aims to increase the participation of women in policymaking has been on hold for more than 25 years.The Lok Sabha discussed the bill on Wednesday. Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi backed the legislation but insisted that it include a provision for reservations for OBC women and that the quota be put into effect right now.

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The measure states that the reservation will go into effect following a delimitation exercise and last for 15 years.PM Modi wrote on X expressing feelings of joy on the new bill’s passage in the Lok Sabha,” Delighted at the passage of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the Lok Sabha with such phenomenal support. I thank MPs across Party lines who voted in support of this Bill. The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is historic legislation which will further boost women’s empowerment and will enable even greater participation of women in our political process.”

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