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What Is Women’s Reservation Bill? Passed By Cabinet Chaired By The PM Narendra Modi

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Women’s Reservation Bill. This was approved in a key meeting at the Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi. Several senior ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi, S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nitin Gadkari, and Arjun Ram Meghwal. However, the bill proposed the reservation of 33% of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. The Congress Working Committee has demanded that the Women’s Reservation Bill be passed during the Special Session of Parliament. Continue reading to know more about the Reservation Bill.

 

Why Is The Women’s Reservation Bill Introduced?

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The Women’s Reservation Bill was first introduced in 1996 and has been pending in Parliament ever since. The bill seeks to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010. But it lapsed with the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha in 2014. This law would be a major leap in promoting gender equality in India.

Moreover, the Congress welcomed the Union Cabinet’s reported decision to clear the Women’s Reservation Bill in a key meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress has been demanding the implementation of women’s reservations for a long time. The bill has also received support from other political parties and women’s groups.

 

Why Is The Bill Important?

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The Women’s Reservation Bill is an important step towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will provide women with greater representation in the political sphere and help address the gender imbalance in Parliament and state legislative assemblies. The bill will also help to ensure that women’s voices are heard, and their issues are addressed in the policy-making process.

The approval of the Women’s Reservation Bill by the Union Cabinet is a positive step towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. The bill will provide women with greater representation in the political sphere. And help address the gender imbalance in Parliament and state legislative assemblies. It is now up to Parliament to pass the bill and ensure that women’s voices are heard, and their issues are addressed in the policy-making process. Do you think that one-third of seats should be reserved for women? Is this a step towards gender equality? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Stay tuned for further updates.

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