Sonia Gandhi to Lead Congress in Advocating Women’s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is poised to take the forefront today in advocating for the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, according to informed sources.

The landmark bill, known as the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam,’ proposes a significant 33 percent reservation for women in both the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. It was officially presented in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on September 19, as part of the ongoing special session of Parliament.

Today, on September 20, the bill is scheduled for a pivotal discussion in the Lok Sabha, marking the third day of this crucial five-day special session.

In this significant discussion, Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani will articulate the Central government’s stance on this bill. Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi, a prominent figure in the Congress party, will assume a leading role in advocating for the bill, underlining her party’s commitment to gender equality and political representation.

This bill holds great promise in reshaping the political landscape and fostering women’s active participation in decision-making at both the national and state levels. As discussions unfold in the Lok Sabha today, all eyes will be on the deliberations and potential impact of this historic legislation.