New Delhi: Tuesday was the first working day of Rajya Sabha in the new Parliament. During this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the Rajya Sabha and mentioned important topics like the Women’s Reservation Bill (Nari Shakti Vandan Act), G-20, the new Parliament of the country and the old Parliament.
In the first meeting of the Rajya Sabha in the new Parliament, the Prime Minister said that I have come here today to urge all the MP colleagues of the Rajya Sabha that whenever the Women’s Reservation Bill comes before us, you all should take a unanimous decision on it.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said that we have always supported the women reservation MLA. In 2010, the Congress-UPA government got the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha.
Kharge said that just as the SC/ST category has constitutional opportunity in politics, similarly everyone including women of the OBC category should get equal opportunity through this bill.
Leader of the Opposition says that the bill brought by the Modi government needs to be looked at carefully. In the current draft of the bill, it is written that it will be implemented only after a 10-year census and delimitation.
Kharge said that this means, the Modi government has probably closed the doors of women’s reservation till 2029. BJP should clarify on this.
Earlier, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Women’s Reservation Bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. This bill is related to women empowerment. Speaking on women empowerment, he said that the doors of military schools have been opened for daughters.
Referring to the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, the Prime Minister said that the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign is not a government programme, but has been adopted by society. Along with this, he also talked about Mudra and Jan Dhan Yojana and said that from Mudra Yojana to Jan Dhan Yojana, women participated enthusiastically.
The Prime Minister also said that steps were taken against triple talaq with the help of all the MPs. PM Modi said that the Rajya Sabha also represents the state. During the Corona period, the state and the Center together defined federalism.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, the Prime Minister said that we have projected India’s strength not only in times of crisis but also during celebrations and have impressed the world.
Referring to the G-20 summit, he said that the G-20 summit was held in Delhi, but before that many meetings regarding it were held in different parts of the country.
Giving credit to the states, the Prime Minister said that this happened because of the cooperation of the states. A spectacle of federalism is visible in the new Parliament. The states supported us in this. The art seen on the walls was sent by different states. We celebrated the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence with great pride in the old Parliament.