'Golden moment in Parliamentary journey': PM Modi on clearance of Women's Reservation Bill
Women's Reservation Bill: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the clearance of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha yesterday as a "golden moment in India's Parliamentary journey," and congratulated all members of all parties and their leaders for achievement.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) issued an official statement saying, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Leader of the House today thanked all political parties for their support and meaningful debate regarding The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the Lok Sabha."
According to the release, the Bill, the first major item of business in the New Parliament Building, was debated and passed in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
As the proceedings began today, the Prime Minister rose and referred to yesterday's 'golden moment in India's Parliamentary journey,' crediting all members of all parties and their leaders for the achievement.
According to the statement, he stated that yesterday's decision and the soon-to-be culmination in Rajya Sabha will change the mood of Matrushakti and the confidence that it will create will emerge as an unimaginable force for taking the country to new heights.
“To accomplish this sacred task, I, as the leader of the House, have stood to acknowledge and express gratitude from the bottom of my heart for your contribution, support and meaningful debate” " the PM concluded.
The bill was approved by a majority of the House's total membership and a majority of not less than two-thirds of the House's "present and voting" members.
During the Congress-led UPA government, the Rajya Sabha passed the Women's Reservation Bill in 2010, but it was not taken up in the Lok Sabha and so lapsed in the lower House of Parliament.
The new bill was tabled by the government on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing the desire to bring 'Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam'.
The Parliamentary Special Session began on Monday and will end on Friday.