Women's Reservation Bill: Sonia Gandhi likely to be lead speaker of Congress for debate in LS
Women's Reservation Bill: When the Lok Sabha debates the Women's Reservation Bill on Wednesday, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be the key speaker for her party, the sources said.
The Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to guarantee a 33% quota for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today during the ongoing special session of Parliament and will be debated on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
The Women Reservation Bill was passed by the Union Cabinet on Monday.
Earlier, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Law Minister, introduced the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the legislation and urged all Rajya Sabha members to unanimously pass the women's reservation bill 'Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam' when it gets to the Upper House after being enacted by the Lok Sabha.
"Today a bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. After discussion, it will come here also. Today we are taking an important step towards women empowerment", he stated.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, was added to the Lower House's supplementary list of business. The reservation will go into effect after a delimitation exercise and will last for 15 years. According to the bill, seats reserved for women will be rotated following each delimitation exercise.