Asha Bhosle, Hema Malini, Tamannaah among those who hail Women’s Reservation Bill

The Women’s Reservation Bill was hailed by many film artistes. Photo: Instagram / Anurag Thakur

Asha Bhosle, Tamannaah Bhatia, Lakshmi Manchu Prasanna among those who hailed the Women’s Reservation Bill recently passed in Parliament through statements to the media or on Twitter.

The Bill, officially known as “Narishakti Vandan Adhiniyam”, has been welcomed across the country. The ongoing special session of the Parliament had talks on a range of matters along with the Women Reservation Bill.

The Bill proposes a 33 percent quota for women in Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. The legislation was introduced on September 19 in the maiden Lok Sabha session in the new Parliament building by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal. According to the bill, one-third of the total number of seats allotted for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be reserved for women from those categories. These reserved seats may be assigned by rotation to various districts within a state or union territory.

Asha Bhosle stated, “Women have no idea how powerful they are. For instance, I had a show today and sang for three hours at the age of 90. This is what women power is, and this shows their remarkable resilience.”

BJP MP Hema Malini also said, “Whatever PM Modi has done, he has done it with a good motive. No other PM has done such things. It’s their (opposition’s) job to do it (oppose the bill), we don’t bother about it.”

In a media statement, Tamannaah stated, “The passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill is a historic occasion for our country. If women are not represented properly, then when we talk about the $5 trillion economy, it would not be possible without women’s participation.. This bill was important and will be the first step for us to become a superpower.”

Divya Dutta added, “We are fortunate that we came here today.  It is a historic day. It’s our pleasure to be a part of this. This initiative was taken by PM Modi. It gives encouragement.”

Kirti Kulhari declared, “It’s a historic moment for the entire nation. In the coming years, the new generation will get an environment that has gender equality. I would say it’s an extraordinary thing that happened in our country. I am thankful to Anurag Thakur for inviting us here and making us a part of it.”

Stated Hrishitaa Bhatt, “It’s a matter of pride for every woman. I am proud to be an Indian woman. If there would be 33 percent of women in India (in leadership positions) then we’re going forward globally.”

Lakshmi Manchu Prasanna tweeted, “Honored to witness history at our new Parliament as the historic Women’s Bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha. Heartfelt thanks to @narendramodi Ji and @ianuragthakur  Ji for inviting me to this momentous occasion. A day etched in my heart forever.”

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, Khushboo Sundar, Smriti Kalra and Sonal Mathur also visited Parliament.



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