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No Political Gain, Empowerment is the Goal”: JP Nadda on Women’s Reservation Bill

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JP Nadda

After receiving approval in the Lok Sabha, this bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha for discussion. This bill advocates the allocation of one-third of the seats for women in both the Lok Sabha and state legislatures, and it has received broad support from members of parliament.

“Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not seeking political gains but aims to empower women,” said BJP President and Rajya Sabha Member JP Nadda, addressing Parliament on Thursday, September 21. The discussion on the Women’s Reservation Bill, 2023, began during a special session of Parliament that spans five days.

In this session, the “Women’s Power Salutation Act,” which was passed by the Lok Sabha after relocating to the new Parliament building on Tuesday, became the first bill to be marked.

After receiving approval in the Lok Sabha, this bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha for discussion. This bill advocates the allocation of one-third of the seats for women in both the Lok Sabha and state legislatures, and it has received broad support from members of parliament.

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After eight hours of debate among the 60 members, the lower house passed the bill with a significant majority, as 454 members voted in favor, while only two members voted against it.

The two members who voted against the bill are Asaduddin Owaisi and Imtiaz Jaleel, who represent the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). They opposed the bill on the basis that it does not include provisions for a sub-quota dedicated to Muslim and other backward class (OBC) women.

During the historic vote, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence marked the approval of the first law passed in the newly inaugurated Parliament building.

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