ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the historic passage of Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam in both the Houses of Parliament, making reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies a reality. Khandu, who met Modi in New Delhi during the day, congratulated him on the bill, which was passed by both houses of Parliament.
"An honour indeed to meet Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji today. I congratulated him for the historic passage of Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam in both the Houses of Parliament, making reservation for women in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies a reality," Khandu said in X, formerly Twitter. With this landmark transformative reform, now women will have representation in the highest decision-making bodies in greater numbers. I am truly indebted to the Prime Minister for his bold move towards women empowerment, Khandu said. Sharing his photo with Modi in the micro-blogging site, the chief minister informed that he had an enriching discussion with Modi on various development matters of Arunachal Pradesh. "Blessed to have his margdarshan and am humbled by his love and affection for the people of our state," Khandu added.
The Rajya Sabha on Thursday unanimously passed the bill proposing to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha, the state assemblies, and the Delhi legislative assembly. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Amendment) Bill 2023 was introduced by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal in the upper house on Thursday after the Lok Sabha passed it on Wednesday with the support of a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting. In the Lok Sabha, 454 members supported it, while two opposed it. On the fourth day of the special Parliament session, the proposed constitutional amendment was cleared, with all 214 Rajya Sabha members present voting in favour of the bill.