Patna (Bihar) [India], September 23 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav questioned the BJP-led central government on Saturday over the Women’s Reservation Bill, saying no one knows when the bill will be implemented.
“When will this law get implemented? No one knows when the bill will be implemented. What’s the meaning of a law if it doesn’t get implemented?” he told ANI.
Yadav raised concerns about the lack of reservations for OBCs, backward, and minority groups.
“Why didn’t they give reservations to OBCs, backwards, and minorities in it?” he questioned.
The Women’s Reservation Bill, which is called ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’, was passed in the Rajya Sabha Thursday. While the Lok Sabha had already given its nod to the Bill on Wednesday.
The Upper House, on Thursday, passed the bill, which provides 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha as well as the state legislative assemblies, unanimously, with 214 members voting in support and none against.
Following the passage of the bill in Parliament, chants of ‘Modi Modi’ were raised by women MPs as they took turns to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of the draft legislation.
Women members from both Houses of Parliament, including PT Usha, and Union Ministers Meenakashi Lekhi and Smriti Irani, were all smiles as they presented a bouquet to Prime Minister Modi on the historic passage of the Bill in Parliament.
Later, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die.
Earlier, on Wednesday, the Bill aced the legislative test in the Lok Sabha as it was passed by a brute majority of 454 votes in favour and just 2 against.
Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal gave a brief reply to the day-long debate on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, in the upper House of Parliament and said it will be implemented after following due process.
Ahead of the voting, PM Modi urged the Rajya Sabha members to pass the Bill unanimously. (ANI)
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