Quota for women may be fully implemented by 2027
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the Women's Reservation Bill, which will be presented in Parliament on Tuesday, as a litmus test for MPs. A senior government official told NDTV that PM Modi said this during the cabinet meeting on Monday. If the Women's Reservation Bill becomes law, women will get 33% in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
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The demand for quota within the quota can be met
Officials expressed hope that the bill may have a provision to reserve one-third of the seats reserved for women in the SC-ST category. Due to the demand for quota within the quota, this bill could not be passed in Parliament despite being passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010. Officials said that this bill is likely to be fully implemented by the year 2027. The bill is likely to come into full force once the census and delimitation exercise is completed.
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Passed by Rajya Sabha, not introduced in Lok Sabha
The bill to reserve 33% seats for women was first introduced by the Deve Gowda government 27 years ago in 1996. The UPA government reintroduced this bill in 2008, officially known as the Constitution Bill. The law was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 but was never introduced in the 15th Lok Sabha. It ended in 2014. In fact, some parties like RJD and SP had opposed the bill demanding quota within the quota for Dalit, backward and extremely backward communities.
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