New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
“It is a great recognition for womanhood & I thank PM Modi for making it a reality. It has been talked about by so many parties but nobody could make it possible & PM Modi’s Shakti made the Mahila Shakti possible. His determination & dedication made this possible. Because of his strong will, this bill was passed. This will open great avenues & opportunities for women. This will motivate the women to join politics & for women in politics, it will motivate them to do more committed work for the nation,” Telangana Governor said.
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 the 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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