Women's Reservation Bill Cleared By Cabinet, Say Reports
The bill seeks to allocate 33% or one third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies to women.
The Women's Reservation Bill received approval during the cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, multiple media reports said. A union minister confirmed it on social media before deleting the post, causing confusion.
"Only the Modi government had the moral courage to fulfill the demand for women's reservation. Which was proved by the approval of the cabinet," Prahlad Singh Patel, minister of state for food processing industries and jal shakti, said on X (formerly Twitter). The post is now deleted.
NDTV and other media publications also reported that the bill has been approved, citing unnamed sources. The bill seeks to allocate 33%, or one-third, of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women.
Earlier, addressing the media ahead of the special Parliament session, the Prime Minister said that "historic decisions" will be taken.
There has been no formal announcement on Cabinet decisions yet. The Press Information Bureau is tasked with releasing the official statement on Cabinet decisions.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur has also not yet issued a statement on the Cabinet meeting yet.