New Delhi : The Women’s Reservation Bill (Nari Shakti Vandan Act Bill, 2023) was passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday night. 215 votes were cast in favor of the bill, while no one voted against the bill.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself was also present in the Rajya Sabha during the voting. Before voting in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested the Rajya Sabha MPs to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill unanimously. After the passage of the bill, Chairman Dhankhar said, “It is a happy coincidence that today is PM Modi’s birthday as per Hindu tradition.” I congratulate him heartily.
Just before the voting on the bill in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to all the MPs of Rajya Sabha and said that this is the upper house, efforts have been made to make the discussion also good. Now let us give a new confidence to the country by voting unanimously. After this, the Prime Minister told the Rajya Sabha MPs, “With this expectation, I once again thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. I express my gratitude to you for the sentiments you have expressed.”
Speaking on the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Modi said, “All the MPs have expressed their views that they support this bill. I express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone for this. The sentiment that has arisen “This feeling creates a new self-confidence among the people of the country.” He said that all the MPs and all the political parties have played a very big and important political role. It is not that women power is getting a special respect only because of the passing of the bill, but the positive thinking of all the political parties of the country towards this bill is going to give a new energy to the women power of our country.
The Women’s Reservation Bill was presented in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill (128th Constitutional Amendment Bill) in the Rajya Sabha. This bill has already been passed in the Lok Sabha. The entire opposition including Congress supported this bill and voted in its favor. Along with this, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge asked the government in the Rajya Sabha to tell the House a date or time limit for implementing women’s reservation. The government says that after the bill is passed, there will be a census and delimitation of seats. This is a constitutional process. The Delimitation Commission will decide which seats will be given to women. While presenting the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Meghwal said that through this bill, one-third of the seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be reserved for women power.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge supported the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Along with this, he said that clearly explain when women’s reservation will be implemented, whether the government will implement women’s reservation in 2 years, 5 years or 10 years.