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Women’s Reservation is not a Political Issue, it’s a Matter of Empowerment,” says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

by khushahal vishwakarma
Amit Shah

Central Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday that women’s reservation is not a “political issue” but rather a matter of “recognition.”

Central Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Wednesday that reservation for women is “not a political issue for the BJP but a matter of recognition.” While taking a dig at the opposition, Shah remarked, “For some parties, women empowerment might be a political agenda, a tool for winning elections, but for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it’s not a political issue.”

Addressing the Lok Sabha on the third day of the special five-day session of Parliament, the Central Minister also raised questions about the delay in the passage of the bill and pointed fingers at the opposition. It’s worth noting that discussions on this bill had been ongoing since the time of the previous UP state government, and it was also presented in the Rajya Sabha in 2010.

“Why was the Women’s Reservation Bill brought to Parliament four times before but not passed?” Shah questioned. He appealed to the Parliament to pass it with unanimous consent.

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“A New Era Will Begin with the Women’s Reservation Bill” Amit Shah praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for women’s leadership, saying, “The passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill will mark the beginning of a new era. Since Prime Minister Modi took office, women’s safety, dignity, and equal participation have been the government’s driving force.” He also highlighted progress in women’s leadership at the G20.

During his address, Shah shed light on Prime Minister Modi’s initiatives focusing on women, mentioning, “Our government has provided 100 million LPG connections to women, and we have built 40 million homes.”

Referring to the ‘Save the Daughter, Educate the Daughter’ campaign, Shah remarked, “There has been a significant improvement in gender ratios… the country is witnessing progress.”

What is the Women’s Reservation Bill? The long-pending Women’s Reservation Bill, also known as the Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008, or the ‘Women’s Power Respect Act,’ provides for a 33 percent quota for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. This law was introduced by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal in the first session of the Lok Sabha in the new Parliament building on Tuesday.

According to the bill, one-third of the total number of seats reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be reserved for women in these groups. These reserved seats can be allocated through rotation in various constituencies of the state or Union territory.

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