May 15, 2022 9:01 am
The Women’s Reservation Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 but the UPA govt could not take it forward due to strong opposition from Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sharad Yadav.
August 12, 2021 7:25 pm
The Women's Reservation Bill reserves one-third of all seats for women in Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies. Rajya Sabha passed the bill in 2010, but Lok Sabha never voted on the bill and it is still pending.
February 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Jyortiaditya Scindia said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, current party chief Rahul Gandhi and he himself were in favour of women's empowerment.
January 29, 2019 8:08 pm
Rahul was responding to a suggestion from a party worker that there was a need for more women candidates. "We want to see women in the position of leadership," he added.
December 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Gandhi has written the letter, seeking passage of a resolution urging the central government to pass the bill, to the chief ministers of those states where the Congress is in power.
December 06, 2018 9:31 pm
"The support of chief ministers in giving rightful places to women in society will give a new direction towards women empowerment," Patnaik wrote in letters to CMs.
July 16, 2018 10:08 pm
In 2017, then Congress president Sonia Gandhi urged PM Modi to take advantage of the majority enjoyed by the BJP in Lok Sabha and pass the long-pending bill. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 when the Congress was in power.
April 23, 2018 8:13 am
Why we need more working women in politics
March 08, 2018 6:51 pm
The House, which has been witnessing disruptions and stalling of proceedings since Monday, today spoke in one voice on the issue of women's rights to celebrate the International Women's Day.
January 18, 2018 3:36 am
The alliance’s main demand has been the introduction of the Women’s Reservation Bill for reserving one-third seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.