The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to provide 33 percent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies, unanimously. 454 Lok Sabha MPs voted in favour of ‘The Narishakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ bill, and two voted against it. If reports are to be believed, the two MPs who voted against the Women's Reservation Bill are from AIMIM. A report by Hindustan said Asaduddin Owaisi and Imtiaz Jaleel might have voted against the bill as AIMIM declared its stance during the debate. Owaisi argued the bill would only facilitate Savarna women's participation. "I oppose this legislation.... The justification that is being given for the bill is that more women will get elected to Parliament. If that is the justification, why that justification is not being extended to the OBC and Muslim women whose representation in this august House is minimal," Owaisi said. Women’s Reservation Bill Passed in Lok Sabha: Legislation Granting 33% Seats to Women in Lower House and State Assemblies Cleared in LS.
Women's Reservation Bill Passed With 454-2 Majority:
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 20, 2023
Asaduddin Owaisi On voting Against Women's Reservation Bill
#WATCH | Delhi: On voting against the Women's Reservation Bill on Lok Sabha, AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi says, "... There are 7% Muslim women in the Indian population and their representation is 0.7%... We voted against it so that they would know that there were two MPs who were… pic.twitter.com/dLIfFioIM9
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2023
These Two MPs Voted Against Legislation
Voting underway in Lok Sabha for passage of Women's Reservation Bill. 454 members vote in favour of its consideration, two against...
2 MPs from AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi & Imtiaz Jaleel voted against the constitutional amendment women reservation bill 2023… https://t.co/vcKmAxyCOF
— Sachin Singh (@sachinsingh1010) September 20, 2023
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