Parliament special session LIVE updates: Historic women reservation bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The Women’s Reservation Bill, which will grant women 33% of the seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, won’t go into force until after the subsequent delimitation exercise, which is anticipated to take place after 2026. Check important highlights:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government is bringing a new Bill to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies and that God has given him the opportunity to take forward the task of women empowerment.

Making his first speech in the new building of Parliament, the Prime Minister said the government has decided to bring Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam.

Rajya Sabha passed the Women’s Reservation Bill in 2010 but was not taken up in Lok Sabha and lapsed in the lower House of Parliament. 

During the extraordinary session of Parliament, the Women’s Reservation Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ bill calls for 33% female representation in the Sabha and state legislative bodies. However, the law won’t take effect until after the subsequent delineation process, which could happen after the first census held after 2026.

PM Modi stated that the women’s reservation bill was approved in the Cabinet meeting on Monday and will promote democracy in his opening remarks during the maiden session in the new Parliament building.

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjourned to convene again tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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