New Delhi: The Women’s Reservation Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. The bill was passed to reserve 33 percent seats for women in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies. This is the 128th amendment of the Constitution. The bill is titled ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’. 454 MPs voted in favor of the bill introduced by Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal while 2 MPs voted against it. Voting on Billin was done by giving a slip. The bill also stipulates that one-third of the seats currently reserved for Scheduled Castes should be reserved for women of that category. The reservation is for 15 years after the amendment comes into force. However, there is a provision in the bill to extend this period. The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in the first sitting of the new Parliament building. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reached the Lok Sabha to participate in the vote. Rajya Sabha will consider the bill tomorrow. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Women’s Reservation Bill is a sign of respect and the beginning of a new era.
The Women’s Reservation Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha
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