Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 19 (ANI): As Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the new Women's Reservation Bill on the first day in India's new Parliament building, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called 'Nari Shakti Vandan Act' a revolutionary step.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wrote on his X account, "India's great democracy has become proud in the true sense. 'The 'Nari Shakti Vandan Act' presented in the Lok Sabha by respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is an epoch-making step towards women empowerment. Hearty congratulations to the entire mother power!""This historic decision to give their due rights to half the country's population and make Indian democracy stronger and participatory will play a big role in building a 'developed India'. Hearty thanks Prime Minister!," he further added.
Earlier in the day, Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the Women Reservation Bill in the first sitting of Lok Sabha in the new Parliament building. The Bill has been named "Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam.
"Introducing the Bill in the House, the Minister said "This Bill is in relation to women empowerment. By amending Article 239AA of the Constitution, 33 per cent of seats will be reserved for women in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. Article 330A reservations of seats for SC/ST in the House of the People."Arjun Meghwal said that once the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is passed, the number of seats for women in Lok Sabha will increase to 181.
Urging Rajya Sabha members to pass the Bill -'Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam' unanimously when it comes to the House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that it is imperative that women should have a role in policy-making, ensuring women that the centre is committed to make this bill a law.
"Today a bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. After discussion, it will come here also. Today we are taking an important step towards women's empowerment," PM Modi said in Rajya Sabha.
Women's Reservation Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 and it was not taken up in Lok Sabha and lapsed in the lower House of Parliament. (ANI)