The Women Reservation Bill, 2023, or the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’, was passed with a whopping majority in the Lok Sabha. The historic bill has also been passed by the Rajya Sabha. The bill calls to reserve one-third or 33% of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies.
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However, it may be noted that these new rules will not apply to the upcoming general elections in 2024.
The bill needs to be approved by half of the 28 state legislatures, after which it would come into force.
This is the first bill to be passed in the new Parliament building.
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