New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that we were always in support of the Women’s Reservation Bill adding that this is just for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.
“Will they (Centre) implement it without delimitation? You only talked about delimitation and Census. Don’t do delimitation and census and implement it tomorrow. Then we are ready. We were always ready in 2014 and before that when they were in opposition,” Sibal said.
He further said that if they had brought this bill in 2014 it would have been implemented by now.
“If they had brought this bill in 2014, it would have been implemented by now…they don’t want to implement this bill even in 2029…this is for 2024,” he added.
On Tuesday, Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the Bill in the first sitting of Lok Sabha in the new Parliament building. The bill has been named “Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam.”
Introducing the bill in the House the Minister said “This bill is in relation to women empowerment. By amending Article 239AA of the Constitution, 33 per cent of seats will be reserved for women in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. Article 330A reservations of seats for SC/ST in the House of People.”
Arjun Meghwal said that once the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is passed, the number of seats for women in Lok Sabha will increase to 181.
Discussion for passing of the Bill in the House will be taken up on Wednesday, September 20. The Bill will be taken up in Rajya Sabha on September 21 government sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government is bringing a new Bill to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies and that God has given him the opportunity to take forward the task of women empowerment.
Members of Parliament on Tuesday proceeded to the new Parliament building after bidding farewell to the old building.
Women’s Reservation Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 and it was not taken up in Lok Sabha and lapsed in the lower House of Parliament. (ANI)
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