New Delhi. There is no hesitation in saying that today will be written in golden letters in parliamentary history, because today the Modi government at the Center has taken a historic step towards women empowerment. The Mahila Shakti Vandan Act Bill, introduced to empower women on the political front, was passed in the Lok Sabha today with two-thirds majority. While 454 votes were cast in favor of the bill, 2 votes were cast against it. However, no information has been revealed yet as to who are the MPs who voted in protest, but it is believed that both these MPs could be from Owaisi’s party. However, this has not been officially confirmed yet. At the same time, after passing from the Lok Sabha, the bill will now be presented in the Rajya Sabha. After this, it will become law after the signature of the President.
At the same time, after the Mahila Shakti Vandan Act becomes law, 33 percent reservation will be given to women in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, which will increase women’s participation in the field of politics. Unfortunately, even after seven decades of independence, women’s participation in politics is low. At the same time, now the government has got this bill passed by the Lok Sabha to empower women on the political front, but this path was not easy. This bill was discussed for eight hours. During the discussion, most of the MPs supported the bill, ignoring political bias. But meanwhile, while Mayawati raised questions on the government’s intentions regarding the bill, Owaisi demanded reservation for Muslim women, but whatever Rahul said on the bill has become a topic of discussion in the political circles. The market is buzzing.
I asked a question that out of the 90 secretaries who run the government of India, how many of them are from the OBC community?
Out of 90 secretaries of India, only three are from OBC community. These secretaries from OBC community control only 5% of the country’s budget.
— Maharashtra Congress Sevadal (@SevadalMH) September 20, 2023
Rahul supported the bill, but he questioned the government’s intention in not giving reservation to OBC women. Rahul said that the Women’s Reservation Bill is incomplete without OBC reservation. There are 90 Central Secretaries in this country and 3 of them are from the OVC community. These five percent people control the budget. This is an insult to the OBC community. Rahul said how many Dalits, how many OBCs, how many tribals are there in this country? This information will be available only through caste census. Therefore, I demand the government to conduct a caste census, so that information about the entire situation can be obtained. Rahul said that if the government will not conduct the caste census, then we will get it done and release the data.
Meanwhile, Rahul also mentioned the Adani issue in his address. He said that such steps are being taken to divert attention from the Adani issue. Meanwhile, pointing towards the ruling party, Rahul said, don’t be afraid… don’t be afraid… to which Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla objected. Birla told Rahul that you cannot use this kind of dialogue. At present a very serious topic is being discussed in the Lok Sabha. Therefore, do not use such words. Note that this is not the first time that Om Birla has interrupted Rahul because of his indecent remarks, but earlier Rahul had targeted the Central Government over the issue of parading women naked in Manipur. In which he had said that these people have murdered Mother India, on which Speaker Om Birla had objected and said that this is the House, so you should use dignified language.