STIPULATED IN INDIA HISTORY BOOK: Lok Sabha Passes Women's Quota Bill in India

By Ritwik Ghosh,Kolkata India


A Women’s Quota Bill furnishing 33 percent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies was cleared in the Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday. The bill– Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam– will be taken up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha moment.


The Lok Sabha passed the Constitution( 128th Correction) Bill, with 454 members advancing in favor and only two against it after a spirited eight-hour debate in which 60 members shared. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present during the voting on the bill, which was the first to be passed in the new Parliament structure.

The government on Tuesday introduced in Lok Sabha the indigenous correction bill to reserve one-third of seats in the Lower House and state assemblies for women, reviving a bill pending 27 times for want of agreement among parties.

The Women’s Quota Bill’s smooth passage in the Lower House came amid demands from the Opposition to extend analogous benefits to women from Other Backward Classes( OBCs) and immediate perpetration of the measure before the general election in 2024. still, the government stated the share would be enforced conceivably by 2029 when the tale and delimitation exercise is completed.

Then is a quick recap of what unfolded in the Lok Sabha during the debate on the women’s reservation bill

  • Setting the tone of the debate, former Congress chairman Sonia Gandhi made a strong pitch for bringing OBC women into the dimension of the proposed law, asserting that any detention in bringing the reservation into effect would be a” gross injustice” to women.
  • Several Opposition leaders said that the women’s reservation bill was a fearful response from the government after the confirmation of the opposition group INDIA and nominated it a” jumla”( gimmick).

Speaking on the bill, Trinamool Congress( TMC) MP Mahua Moitra said,” Women’s reservation is dependent on two completely indeterminate dates, can there be a lesser jumla? Forget 2024, this may not be possible in 2029.”

  • Nationalist Congress Party( NCP) member Supriya Sule nominated the legislation a”post-dated cheque” and demanded the government spell out the date and timeline for its perpetuation.
  • Intervening in the debate, Home Minister Amit Shah brushed away apprehensions of detention in the perpetration of the proposed law and asserted that the coming government will conduct a tale and delimitation exercise soon after the choices, setting stir the process to make women’s reservation a reality.

Shah indicated that women’s reservations will become a reality after 2029.

  • AIMIM principal Asaduddin Owaisi was the lone voice of opposition to the bill, contending that the measure would give reservations only to” savarna women”, and count OBC and Muslim women who have little representation in Parliament. He and Imtiaz Jaleel suggested against the Women’s Quota Bill.

The AIMIM has two members in Lok Sabha.

  • After the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said he was pleased at the passage of the bill with similar phenomenal support.

” I thank MPs across Party lines who suggested in support of this Bill. The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is major legislation which will further boost women commission and will enable indeed lesser participation of women in our political process,” he wrote.

  • The bill was passed as per the vittles of Composition 368( 2) of the Constitution relating to the passage of indigenous correction bills which requires the support of the maturity of the total class of the House and a maturity of not lower than two-thirds of the members present and voting.
  • Many emendations moved by the government relating to the numbering of the Constitution correction bill were also cleared by the House. When the proposed legislation goes to the Rajya Sabha for its consideration, it’ll be called the Constitution( 106th Correction) Bill, officers said.

When the bill is bandied in the Rajya Sabha, 14 women MPs and ministers from the BJP will speak.

BJP president JP Nadda will be the first speaker. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be among the prominent women MPs from the BJP to debate on the bill.

  • Twenty- seven women members cutting across party lines shared in the debate on the bill, with BJP lawmakers coming out in support of it and the opposition members demanding its immediate perpetration.

At present, there are 82 women members in Lok Sabha, out of a total strength of 543.

  • The women’s share bill was brought in 2008 during the coalition government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and passed by the Rajya Sabha, where it was introduced in 2010.

still, the bill couldn’t be passed in the Lok Sabha due to political differences. It later lapsed with the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.

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