‘Defining moment’, says PM Modi as Rajya Sabha passes women’s reservation bill 214-0 | India News

NEW DELHI: “A defining moment in our nation’s democratic journey,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as Rajya Sabha passed the historic women’s reservation bill with 214 MPs voting in favour and none against.
“A defining moment in our nation’s democratic journey. Congratulations to 140 crore Indians. I thank all the Rajya Sabha MPs who voted for the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. Such unanimous support is indeed gladdening. With the passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam in Parliament, we usher in an era of stronger representation and empowerment for the women of India,” PM Modi said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“This is not merely a legislation; it is a tribute to the countless women who have made our nation. India has been enriched by their resilience and contributions. As we celebrate today, we are reminded of the strength, courage, and indomitable spirit of all the women of our nation. This historic step is a commitment to ensuring their voices are heard even more effectively,” he added.
The Lok Sabha had passed the bill on Wednesday. In the Lower House also, all the members, except two of the AIMIM, had supported the bill which seeks to provide 33% reservation to women in Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.
With this, the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ became the first bill to be passed by Parliament after it shifted to the new building on Tuesday.
Earlier, before the process of voting started in Rajya Sabha, PM Modi thanked all parties for consensus over the women’s reservation bill.


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