Yet another dream being sold by PM Modi for 2024 LS polls: Sibal on women's reservation bill

Updated: Sep 19 2023 6:56PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) Former law minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday alleged that the women's reservation bill was "yet another dream" being sold by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and claimed that its benefits would accrue to women only in 2029.

Meeting a long-pending demand, the government on Tuesday introduced a bill to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. However, its implementation may still take some time and is unlikely to be in force for the next Lok Sabha elections in 2024 as the reservation will come into effect only after a delimitation exercise is completed.

Rajya Sabha MP Sibal said the bill has been introduced with a political motive and it was "baffling" for him to understand as to why this bill was introduced today, almost nine years and four months after the BJP government came to power in 2014.