On Tuesday, September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that the purpose of the new ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ Women’s Reservation Bill, is to expand women’s participation in the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabhas. PM Modi expressed that this new bill will further strengthen the Indian democracy, and urged the MPs of both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, to pass the bill unanimously.
PM Modi stated, ‘The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam will further strengthen our democracy. I congratulate mothers, sisters and daughters of the nation for Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. I assure all mothers, sisters and daughters of the nation that we are committed to making this bill into a law.’
PM Modi said that the bill was given approval during the Union Cabinet meeting held on Monday, September 18. And added, ‘I request as well as urge all colleagues in this House, as a pious auspicious beginning is being made, if this bill becomes a law with consensus, then its power will magnify manifold. Therefore, I request both the Houses to pass the bill with full consensus.’
Calling 19 September, a ‘historic day’, the Prime Minister commented, ‘For the work of ensuring rights of women and putting their power to use, and for many such noble works, God has chosen me. Once again, our government has taken a step in this direction. In the Cabinet yesterday, the women’s reservation bill was given approval. This date of September 19 is going to be etched in history.’