NEW DELHI: The women’s reservation bill was cleared in a key Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said on Monday.
However, an official announcement regarding the same is awaited as the government skipped its customary press briefing post the Cabinet meeting.
The meeting was called at 6:30 pm, after the first sitting of the special Parliament session.
The bill guarantees a 33 per cent quota for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies. Across political lines, several leaders demanded the introduction of this key bill.
Speculation around the much-debated women’s reservation bill did rounds, ever since the special Parliament session was announced.