Parliament Special Session Day 4: After receiving a unanimous support in Lok Sabha, women’s reservation bill, aka Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, will be discussed in the Rajya Sabha today, Thursday.
The bill will grant 33 percent seats to women in Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. The moment arrived after a long wait of more than 25 years.
The bill was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday and it was passed by the lower house on Wednesday. Now, the bill would require a special majority in the upper house. Which means, it must be supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of the House “present and voting”.
On the same day, Lok Sabha will discuss the success of Chandrayaan-3. Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday, unanimously adopted the resolution congratulating the scientists on the success of Chandrayaan-3.
It was adopted at the conclusion of the discussion on ‘India’s Glorious Space Journey marked by the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan -3.’
The Parliament’s five-day special session began on the 18th of September and will conclude on 22 September. On 19 September, the Indian lawmakers were shifted from the old Parliament building to the new one. PM Modi appealed not to forget the old building as will remain a witness to a myriad of historic decisions and moments. Acknowledging PM Modi’s suggestion, Lok Sabha Speaker on Tuesday renamed the old Parliament building “Samvidhan Sadan”
Source : Mint News