New Delhi: The Union cabinet is said to have cleared the Women’s Reservation Bill in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House Annexe on Monday, reported The Statesman. The government is yet to confirm the development.
Also known as the Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008, the legislation would reserve 33 per cent of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies for women.
Congress leader KC Venugopal said that the Women’s Reservation Bill was a brainchild of his party and that they will support the bill if tabled in the Parliament.
NCP leader Supriya Sule also threw her weight behind the Congress party’s demand, saying the first woman prime minister and president were from the Congress, and the legislation was also brought by it.
BJD of Odisha has also pressed for the Women’s Reservation Bill.