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Union Cabinet approves Women’s Reservation Bill, decision under the chairmanship of PM Modi

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet meeting was held on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A big decision was taken in this. The Union Cabinet has approved the Women’s Reservation Bill. For the past few days, discussions on many bills including women’s reservation have been in full swing. Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, who stood up to speak after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha on Monday, had demanded the Modi government to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill. There was speculation that the government may bring a women’s reservation bill in the special session of Parliament. However, the government has not opened its cards regarding this. Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) had also demonstrated at the Gandhi statue inside and outside the Lok Sabha, demanding the introduction of the Women’s Reservation Bill. Many other political parties including BJD also said that they have been demanding women’s reservation for a long time. Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay had said during the special session that the Women’s Reservation Bill should be introduced and passed in the new Parliament House. There should be no delay in this.

The Union Cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening. In this, the Women’s Reservation Bill was approved. This will ensure 33 percent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel tweeted that only the Modi government had the moral courage to meet the demand for women’s reservation. This was proved with the approval of the cabinet. Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Modi government.

Congress also reacted
Congress’ reaction also came after the news of the bill being approved by the Union Cabinet. Senior party leader Jairam Ramesh posted on X- ‘Congress party has been demanding for a long time to implement women’s reservation. We welcome the decision of the Union Cabinet. Details of the bill are awaited. This could have been discussed well in the all-party meeting before the special session. Instead of working under a veil of secrecy, consensus could have been built.

The Prime Minister had given a hint
The Prime Minister had hinted about this in Parliament today. Interest had increased after his statement. He had said that historic decisions would be taken during the special session. Before this the round of meetings continued. Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi met Home Minister Amit Shah. During this, BJP President JP Nadda was also present.

This post originally appeared on navbharattimes.indiatimes.com

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