Women's reservation: PM Modi always supports..!?

Prime minister Narendra Modi's past messages prove that he has always been in favor of women's reservation. The special session of parliament has been completed. The 128th Constitution Amendment Bill, 2023, which provides reservation for historic women, has been passed during this session at the New parliament Building. While the Union cabinet has approved the bill to provide 33 percent reservation for women in the lok sabha and state legislatures, the bill, named Nari shakti Vandan Atiniyam, has been passed by both houses of parliament. According to the bill, the system of 33 percent reservation for women will come into effect only after implementation of census and constituency re-delimitation.

Women's reservation is a dream of about 27 years. The seed sown in 1996 under former prime minister Deve Gowda's rule has come to life under prime minister Modi's bjp rule. This bill providing reservation for women was first introduced in parliament in 1996. Later, the bill was brought back when Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. At that time the bill was not passed. For the first time this bill was passed in the rajya sabha during the manmohan singh regime. However, it was not passed in the Lok Sabha. As a result, during the prime minister Modi's regime, the bill to provide reservation for women has been passed. However, it is pointed out that the Bill is keeping in mind the upcoming parliamentary elections and the political representation of southern states is likely to decrease due to population and constituency redistricting.

 In this case, prime minister Narendra Modi has always been in favor of women's reservation, his past messages prove. Modi's press interviews in 2000 testify to his continued support for reservation for women. Modiarchive, an archive of news related to prime minister Modi, has posted photos of those old newspapers containing Modi's interview on women's reservation. It revealed that Modi, who was the general secretary of the bjp in 2000, was unquestionably committed to supporting the demand for reservation for women in parliament and state legislatures. At that time, the bill was being debated in parliamentary committees and no consensus was reached. However, Modi's vision has been clear. Finally, 23 years later, with Modi as prime minister, the bill became a reality with a unanimous vote in both houses of Parliament.

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