Lok Sabha on Wednesday Women’s Reservation Bill Congress Parliamentary Party President Sonia Gandhi will be the main speaker on behalf of her party for the debate. There is a possibility of a 7-hour long debate on the Women’s Reservation Bill on Wednesday. It is known that the Central Government on Tuesday introduced the historic ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Bill’ in the Lok Sabha related to providing one-third reservation to women in the Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and Delhi Assembly.
Sonia Gandhi declared the Women’s Reservation Bill as her own
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, amid reports of the Union Cabinet getting approval for the Women’s Reservation Bill, said on Tuesday that the bill is her own. Congress Parliamentary Party chief was asked that it is being said that the Women’s Reservation Bill is being brought in this special session and this was also your demand, so what do you want to say? In response he said, this (bill) is ours. In fact, the Women’s Reservation Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in the year 2010 during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre. At that time Sonia was the chairperson of UPA and Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister of the country.
Opposition is unable to digest introduction of ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Bill’: Shah
central minister Amit Shah On Tuesday, she hit out at the opposition parties for terming the Women’s Reservation Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha as an ‘election gimmick’ and alleged that they were unable to digest the move. Shah also alleged in a post on ‘Are there. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur also described the Women’s Reservation Bill as a revolutionary step and said that if there is Modi then it is possible. Thakur accused Congress of playing games in the name of women’s reservation.
Congress called the bill an election slogan
Congress termed this bill as an ‘election gimmick’ and said that women have been cheated because it has been said in the bill that it will be implemented from 2029 after the latest census and delimitation. Party general secretary Jairam Ramesh also said that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi had any real intention to give priority to women empowerment, the Women’s Reservation Bill would have been implemented immediately without any ifs and buts. He alleged that the government has failed to conduct the 2021 census.
Digital copy of Women’s Reservation Bill already provided to MPs
Keeping in mind the system established since 2020 to reduce the use of paper in the conduct of the work of the Lok Sabha, the digital copy of the bill related to women’s reservation introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday was already uploaded on the portal of the Members of Parliament. Officials said that on the initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, several steps have been taken to promote the use of latest information technology tools in providing access to parliamentary papers including bills to the Members of Parliament. According to sources, the digital copy of the ‘Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill (Nari Shakti Vandan Bill 2023)’ introduced in the Lok Sabha today was already uploaded on the members’ portal.
Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha
It is noteworthy that when Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal stood up to introduce the Nari Shakti Vandan Bill, 2023 in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the opposition members created noise accusing the government of not giving the copy of the bill. On this, Meghwal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi told the members that everything has been uploaded on the screen equipped with new technology. He said that the information about the bill has been uploaded in the supplementary list. Amidst the noise of the opposition members, Lok Sabha Speaker Birla told the members that they can see the bill through the device installed at their respective seats. Amidst the noise, Meghwal introduced the bill.