Passage of Women’s Bill Attributed to Strong Central Government, Says PM:
PM Modi Celebrates Women’s Reservation Bill, Credits Strong Government
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the recent passage of the 33 percent reservation for women legislation during a special parliamentary session. He hailed this achievement as a “declaration of India’s renewed commitment to democracy.” The success of this long-awaited bill, according to Modi, is attributed to the presence of a “decisive and stable government with a strong majority at the Centre.”
Modi received recognition from the BJP’s ‘Mahila Morcha’ at the party headquarters for this legislative victory. He also used the occasion to criticize regional parties like Bihar’s RJD and Uttar Pradesh’s SP, noting that those who had previously opposed bills advocating reserved seats for women were now supporting the proposed law. He credited this shift to the increasing influence of women during his government’s tenure. The Prime Minister emphasized that his government had taken multiple steps to empower and promote women before passing this bill.
He remarked, “We made decisions to enhance women’s status at all levels and did not allow political interests to obstruct women’s reservation. In the past, such bills were often a mere formality, lacking committed efforts. Attempts to undermine women were also prevalent.”
Modi also addressed critics who questioned the use of the term ‘Nari Shakti Vandan’ (Salutation to Women Power) by the government for the bill, asking whether the women of the country shouldn’t be honored and their dignity enhanced.