Women Reservation Bill Opposed By AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi And Imtiyaz Jaleel In Lok Sabha Parliament Special Session
Women Reservation Bill: The Women’s Reservation Bill (Nari Shakti Vandan Act Bill) was passed on Wednesday (20 September) after discussion in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament. 454 votes were cast in its favor and 2 against it. Meanwhile, it has come to light who are the two leaders who voted in protest?
Those who voted against the Nari Shakti Vandan Act Bill are All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi and AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jalil. In fact, Hyderabad MP Owaisi is demanding reservation for women from Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Muslim community in the bill.
What did Asaduddin Owaisi say?
AIMIM leader Owaisi said in the House that the government only wants to increase the representation of upper caste women in Parliament. There is no concern for women of OBC and Muslim community. He questioned why provision of reservation was not made for OBC and Muslim communities?
Mentioned about PM Modi
Owaisi said that the representation of OBC and Muslim women in Parliament is very less. He said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an OBC, but today the representation of the OBC community in the House is only 20 percent.”
Owaisi also termed this bill as an election stunt. All opposition parties in the House including Congress, SP, DMK, Trinamool Congress supported the bill. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House when the bill was passed.
Will it be presented in Rajya Sabha?
The bill providing for reserving 33 percent seats for women in the Lok Sabha and Assemblies will be discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday (September 21). Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said that a time of seven and a half hours has been fixed for discussion on this bill.
(Input also from PTI)
Also read- Women’s Reservation Bill passed by Lok Sabha, Amit Shah’s attack on Rahul Gandhi’s statement – We have 29 OBC ministers.
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