Women's Reservation Bill Passed In Parliament: 5 Things To Know!

By Anshika Verma19, Sep 2023 12:35 PMjagranjosh.com

Women Reservation Bill

The Union cabinet led by PM Modi approved the historic bill that would give 33% of the seats to women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. Tap to read about the top 5 things of this bill!

The bill was pending since1996

Since 1996, there have been multiple failed attempts to pass legislation establishing legislative reservations for women.

Bill drawn up in 2008

The bill, which was created in 2008, has been on hold ever since the Rajya Sabha approved it in 2010. In the Lok Sabha, it was never brought up.

Amendment Act

According to the bill, the reservation of the seats for the women shall cease to exist 15 years after the commencement of the Amendment Act.

BJP and Congress supported the bill

Though the BJP and the Congress have always supported the bill, there were hurdles in the form of opposition by other parties.

Benefits of the bill

This bill aims to push gender equality. The bill should include sub-quotas for the SC, ST, and OBC people, according to some Indian parties.

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