NEW DELHI: Historic Women's Reservation Bill Heads to Rajya Sabha. Women's Reservation Bill to be Presented in Rajya Sabha Today, Announces Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal
In an eagerly awaited development, Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has just confirmed that the Women's Reservation Bill is set to make its way to the Rajya Sabha for consideration today. This pivotal legislative proposal aims to bolster gender representation in politics and is poised to take center stage during this special session of Parliament.
BJD Urges Rajya Sabha MPs to Back Women's Bill: Issues Whip
In a significant move, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has issued a concise three-line Whip to its Rajya Sabha members, directing them to be present in the House today and throw their weight behind the Women's Reservation Bill. This whip underscores the importance of bipartisan support for this historic piece of legislation.
AIMIM Dissents as Lok Sabha Passes Women's Reservation Bill
In a dramatic showdown during the Lok Sabha proceedings, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi and his party colleague Imtiaz Jaleel emerged as the sole voices of opposition against the Women's Reservation Bill. Owaisi, while justifying his stance, contended that the bill falls short in addressing the concerns of Muslim and Other Backward Classes (OBC) women, thus prompting his dissenting vote.
NCP Calls for Debate on India-Canada Diplomatic Row
During the lively discussion surrounding the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule added another dimension to the proceedings. She passionately advocated for a debate on the ongoing diplomatic dispute between India and Canada, shedding light on her party's support for the bill. Sule emphasized the need for the government to broaden the discussion to include other pertinent topics such as the issues facing the Maratha, Dhangar, Lingayat, and Muslim communities.
Following a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha, where it garnered an impressive 454 votes, the Women's Reservation Bill is now poised to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha. This triumph marks a significant step towards ensuring greater gender parity in India's political landscape and reinforces the importance of this special parliamentary session. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking legislative journey.