Rajya Sabha passes Women Reservation Bill, ET LegalWorld | Court Practice News

On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha passed the bill which reserves 33% of seats for women in the Lok Sabha, Delhi legislative and state assemblies.

The Constitution (One Hundred Twenty Eight Amendment) Bill was introduced by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha voted 454-2 to pass the law. The bill was cleared in the Lower house with 2/3rd majority of members present and voting.

The bill was passed in Upper House unanimously with 214 MPs present voting in favour of the bill, he Bill was approved by the Upper House with no disagreements.

The Constitutional Amendment Bill seeks to grant one-third reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies with nearly unanimous support, 27 years after it was first introduced in Parliament.

However, the act in its current form shall come into force after conducting the first census after the enactment coupled with an exercise delimitation.

[Written by Kashish Aggarwal (kashish.aggarwal@timesinternet.in)]

  • Published On Sep 21, 2023 at 11:26 PM IST

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