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Women’s Reservation bill debate: Lok Sabha clears Women’s reservation bill, 454 MPs vote in favour

Amongst all the push and pull of the entire day, The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, a.k.a. the Women’s Reservation bill has finally passed with the required majority.





New Delhi: In a historic event in Indian history, The Women’s Reservation bill, also known as The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, has passed in the Lok Sabha after getting 454 out of 456 available votes, and achieved the required two-thirds of the majority.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi are the top Parliamentarians, who will put the views of their respective parties in Lok Sabha today on the women’s reservation bill.

All eyes would be on the Home Minister when he speaks for the first time on ‘historic’ legislation in the new complex. Rahul Gandhi is also expected to vigorously put his party’s views on the ‘Naari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’.

The Women’s Reservation Bill is passed with 454 out of 456 votes in favour.

Lok Sabha MPs vote on Women’s Reservation Bill

“Sushma Swaraj ji had said that this development journey is incomplete without the representation of women in it.”- Arjun Ram Meghwal

“Not supporting the bill will not fastrack the reservation bill.”- Amit Shah.

Amit Shah emphasised that this is the fifth attempt to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill, after four failed attempts.

“The country is run by government, not the secretaries,” Amit Shah replies to Rahul Gandhi’s secretarial remark.

“This bill will ensure the participation of women in decision-making, and policy-making in the country.”- Amit Shah.

“Those individuals, who doesn’t have roots in India, will never understand the country and its culture completely.”- Amit Shah.

Amit Shah says that our government is not here to do politics on the topic of women empowerment, unlike some of the parties here.

“PM Modi spent all the money in his bank account after resigning from the CM post of Gujrat, in the development of girl children of the state”- Amit Shah.

The Home Minister of India, Amit Shah, explains the benefits of the new bill to the MPs.

Rahul Gandhi asked the government to implement the Women’s Reservation Bill with immediate effect, that is, with the inclusion of the OBC reservation in it.

Rahul Gandhi said that the caste census is the demand of the hour in this country.

Rahul Gandhi questions the ruling government for the absence of President Murmu.

The Day 2 of special session in new Parliament reverberated with explosive speeches by women lawmakers on the Women’s Reservation Bill. Though, opposition MPs including Cong’s Sonia Gandhi, DMK’s Kanimozhi and NCP’s Supriya Sule tore in the government for ‘delay & riders’ in the legislation but all extended support to the bill that will bring unprecedented change in women’s lives. Smriti Irani, the ‘female voice’ from government, in return fire, took a dig at opposition and said, ‘success has many fathers.’

Despite the ‘unanimous’ support to the ‘gamechager’ bill, the ruling & Opposition benches kept trading barbs through the entire party of day. Opposition slammed the Centre for delaying the bill for 13 years as it was cleared in the Rajya Sabha during Congress-led UPA tenure in 2010.

The bill titled Naari Shakti Vandana Adhiniyam was introduced in first sitting of the New Parliament on Tuesday. Hailing the first agenda of the new house, PM Modi said, “The historic day of 19th September 2023 will be entrenched in the history of country.”

The bill was tabled by Union Law Minister Arjun ram Meghwal. While presenting the ‘biggest bill’ in the special session of Parliament, the minister emphasized that it will empower the women by providing one-third reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

He also told House that once the law comes into existence, the number of seats for women MPs will go upto 181.

During the farewell ceremony of old Parliament building, Prime Minister coined a new name ‘Samvidhan Sadan’ for it and said that this house deserves the utmost respect & reverence even though proceedings move to new building.