President Droupadi Murmu has officially approved the Women Reservation Bill, turning it into law after a groundbreaking vote a few days ago. This new legislation ensures that 33 percent of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are reserved for women.
Historic Approval: Women’s Reservation Bill Becomes Law
Earlier today, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar signed the bill before it was presented to President Murmu for her approval. This constitutional amendment bill received overwhelming support in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during special parliamentary session earlier this month.
However it will take some time before law is put into action. The allocation of seats for women candidates will be determined after next census and subsequent redrawing of Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies.
PM Modi’s Emphasis: Women’s Active Role in Politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized importance of women’s active participation in politics. He stated that inclusive society and true democratic integration cannot be achieved without adequate involvement of women in political process.
PM Modi Celebrates Women’s Reservation Bill
Speaking at BJP event in Delhi after unveiling statue of the party’s ideologue, Deendayal Upadhyaya, on his birth anniversary on September 26, PM Modi hailed the passage of women’s reservation bill as victory not only for democracy but also for party’s core ideology.