New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is not an ordinary law but a proclamation of New India’s democratic commitment. PM was accorded a warm welcome at the BJP headquarters by the party’s women wing, a day after Parliament passed the women’s reservation bill.
“The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is not an ordinary law; this is a proclamation of the New India’s democratic commitment. This is an evidence of the Modi’s guarantee of women-led development” he said.
The Prime Minister congratulated all women of the country on the historic move of passing the Women’s Reservation Bill with an overwhelming majority in both Houses of Parliament.
A large number of women, including beneficiaries of several government schemes, were present at the party office to greet him.Modi bowed to a group of beneficiaries, who garlanded and blessed him.
BJP president J P Nadda and women Union ministers, including Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani, and other party leaders were present on the occasion. Nadda described the bill’s passage as historic and credited Modi’s foresight and resolve for the feat.
The Women Reservation Bill seeks to guarantee 33 per quota for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies. Reservation for women in Parliament and Legislative assemblies has been a promise of many parties, including the BJP for years.