Assam CM Sarma on Women’s Reservation Bill

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma responded to Congress’s claim that the Women’s Reservation Bill was initiated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Sonia Gandhi. He stated that the bill was indeed a creation of Congress but couldn’t pass due to opposition from their own allies. Sarma compared it to a fixed cricket match, where Congress introduced the bill but faced opposition from their ally parties.


Sarma emphasized that the bill belonged to Congress, and the conspiracy to prevent its passage was also their doing. He expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would facilitate the bill’s passage in a favorable environment.


The Assam CM praised the Central government’s women-oriented approach, calling it a golden day in history. He lauded PM Modi for granting 33 percent reservation to mothers and sisters.


Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha’s first sitting in the new Parliament building. The bill was named “Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam” and aims to empower women by reserving 33 percent of seats in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and providing reservations for SC/ST in the House of People.


Meghwal stated that once the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is passed, the number of women’s seats in Lok Sabha will increase to 181. Discussions on passing the bill in the House are scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, while it will be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on September 21.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his commitment to women’s empowerment by introducing a new bill to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. He considered it a divine opportunity.


MPs bid farewell to the old Parliament building before proceeding to the new one. The Women’s Reservation Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 but lapsed in the Lok Sabha as it was not taken up for discussion.

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