Long-pending aspiration of people that women get proper representation: Ex-law minister Khalap

Updated: Sep 19 2023 4:23PM

Panaji, Sep 19 (PTI) Former Union Law minister Ramakant Khalap, who had moved the women's reservation bill in 1996-97, on Tuesday said it was a long-pending aspiration of people that women get proper representation.

He was speaking to PTI as the Centre introduced a constitutional amendment bill to reserve one-third of seats in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women.

"I am the happiest person today. I understand that the women's reservation bill will be discussed by Parliament. My mind goes back to the year 1996-97 when I was union law minister and I had the privilege of moving the bill to provide one-third reservation to our sisters and mothers,” said Khalap, who was law minister in the Deve Gowda cabinet.