Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam became law in India after President Droupadi Murmu gave her nod to the women’s reservation bill.
With the women’s reservation bill becoming an Act which guarantees 33% of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies reserved for women.
Deborah CH Marak, working president of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee calls it a dream of Late Rajiv, Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India as she believes the caste census was required for better implementation of the bill and that SCs and OBCs should be included in the Women’s Reservation Bill.
“We always supports this 33 percent reservation to the women right from the beginning, right from the former Prime Minister of India Late Rajiv Gandhi, it’s the baby of Congress and it is continuing like that, today when the tabled in Parliament and it became a law we want to see more Mahilas participating in active politics in Meghalaya,” Marak said.
Interestingly, the reservation will be implemented after the new census and delimitation.
Earlier, in a special session of Parliament, the women’s reservation bill was passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha this month making it a historic achievement by the Indian Parliament as it shifted its operation to the new Parliament building on September 19.
According to a law ministry notification issued on September 29, the President gave her assent on September 28. Now, it will be officially known as the Constitution (106th Amendment) Act.
It may be that eyeing on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Modi-led government may adopt the women’s reservation Bill but the million dollar question today is when will it be implemented.