The Women's Reservation Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010. There is a provision to give 33% reservation to women.New Delhi:
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Monday, September 18, amid the special session of Parliament. In which the Women's Reservation Bill has been approved. According to sources, this news is coming out. The 33 per cent women's quota bill 2023 has been approved in the meeting of the Modi Cabinet. According to media reports, the Women's Reservation Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha today i.e. on Tuesday in the new Parliament Building.
This bill has already been passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010. There is a provision to give 33% reservation to women. In such a situation, if this bill is passed in the Lok Sabha, then every third member in the House will be a woman.
Congress welcomes reports of passage of Women's Reservation Bill
The Congress party has welcomed the news of the Union Cabinet approving the Women's Reservation Bill. The initiative to increase the space for women in Parliament was started by the Congress. Today, the party's communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh not only shared the history of this bill, but he also posted the 2018 letter written by Rahul Gandhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi again on X (formerly Twitter), which is now becoming increasingly viral.
BJP and Congress have always supported this bill.
The UPA government had drafted the bill in 2008, but it was stuck after it was passed by the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) two years later, although the BJP and the Congress have always supported the bill, but there were hurdles due to opposition from other parties and the demand for quota for backward classes within the women's quota.
Rahul Gandhi wrote a letter to PM Modi on women's reservation
Ramesh further said that Rahul Gandhi had shared a post on X (formerly Twitter) on July 16, 2018. "Our Prime Minister says he is like a crusader for women empowerment? The time has come for him to rise above party-politics, speak his mind and get the Women's Reservation Bill passed by Parliament. The Congress extends its unconditional support to him."
Our PM says he's a crusader for women's empowerment? Time for him to rise above party politics, walk-his-talk & have the Women's Reservation Bill passed by Parliament. The Congress offers him its unconditional support.
Attached is my letter to the PM. #MahilaAakroshpic.twitter.com/IretXFFvvK
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 16, 2018
Arun Jaitley had described the bill as "historic and important".
In the letter shared with this post, he told that the bill was passed in the Upper House with the support of the BJP. The late Union minister Arun Jaitley, who was then leader of the opposition, had called it "historic and significant". "Let's rise above party politics and give a message to India that we believe the time for change has come," she said.