PM Modi says BJP pushing since ‘last 3 decades’ to pass Women's Reservation Bill
PM Modi congratulates Indian women on the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, highlights its historic significance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all Indian women over the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, during the Nari Shakti Vandan-Abhinandan Karyakram at BJP headquarters in Delhi on September 22, reported PTI.
Women in large numbers gathered at the party office, including beneficiaries of various government schemes to extend their greetings to the Prime Minister. He further added, "BJP was making efforts for the last three decades to ensure women's participation in democracy through this law. This was our commitment, and today, we have fulfilled it."
On triple talaq PM Modi said," We formed law to stop the ill practice of triple talaq, which caused atrocities on women. Crores of Muslim women have gotten rid of the inhuman practice of triple talaq."
PM Modi showed his respect to a group of beneficiaries who garlanded him and offered their blessings. In attendance at BJP headquarters were BJP President J.P. Nadda, women Union ministers including Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani, and other party leaders, reported PTI.
Nadda hailed the historic passage of the bill and attributed this achievement to Modi's vision and determination.
On September 20, the Women's Reservation Bill successfully passed the legislative test in the Lok Sabha with an overwhelming majority of 454 votes in favour and only 2 against.
Rajya Sabha had previously passed the Women's Reservation Bill in 2010 during Congress-led UPA government. However, it was not taken up in the Lok Sabha and subsequently lapsed in the lower House of Parliament, reported ANI.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
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