In a historic move, the Women’s Reservation Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha giving women 33 percent reservation in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
On this occasion, women MPs celebrated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament. The Rajya Sabha passed the Women’s Reservation Bill unanimously on September 21 with 214 members voting in support and none against.
PM Modi thanked all the Rajya Sabha MPs who voted for the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. He remarked that it is a defining moment in our nation’s democratic journey and congratulated the 140 crore citizens of the country.
He underlined that is not merely a legislation but a tribute to the countless women who have made our nation, and it is a historic step in a commitment to ensuring their voices are heard even more effectively.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-eight Amendment) Bill 2023 was introduced by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal in the upper house after the Lok Sabha passed it on with the support of 2/3rd majority of the members present and voting (In Lok Sabha, 454 Members supported it and 2 opposed).
The Constitution Amendment Bill seeks to introduce 33 percent reservation for women in the Lower House of Parliament, the state legislatures and the Delhi legislative assembly.