Women's Reservation Bill passed in Rajya Sabha with 215-0 votes


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The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam or the Women's Reservation Bill, seeking to reserve 33% of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, has been passed in the Rajya Sabha with 215-0 votes. The bill was cleared in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with 454 votes in favor and two against it. The government introduced it this week, reviving a bill that had been dormant for 27 years due to a lack of consensus among parties.