Women Reservation Bill Passed in RS
In the wake of two-day drama and nine adjournments, the historic Women’s Reservation Bill has finally been passed in the Rajya Sabha, said media reports.
The ambitious legislation reserves one third seats for women in parliament and state legislatures.
The ruling Congress party, main opposition BJP and the Left parties voted in favour of the bill while the two MPs of UPA ally Trinamool Congress abstained from the voting, reports said.
In the discussion, BJP leader Arun Jaitley, CPM leader Brinda Karat, BSP member Satish Mishra and Jayanthi Natarajan of Congress participated, said reports.
Earlier in the day, seven opposition members, who suspended for their unruly behaviour, were physically evicted from the Rajya Sabha after they continued to squat on the floor for more than three hours.