All-party meeting callsfor women’s quota bill inSpecial Session today
   Date :18-Sep-2023

SEVERAL regional parties, including the BJD and the BRS, pushed for tabling of the women reservation bill in Parliament as the Government held an all-party meeting on Sunday, a day ahead of the start of a five-day session. The Special Session will be heldfrom September 18 to 22. The Special Session, startingon Monday will see parliamentary proceedings shift fromthe old to the adjacent newbuilding. Dhankhar hoisted theflag atop ‘Gaja Dwar’ of the new Parliament building.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present on the occasion. Congress MP Pramod Tiwari said his party will raise issues like price rise, unemployment,social conflict and the Manipur situation during the all-party meeting . He arrived at the Parliament House Complex to attend it. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the deputy leader of the House in Lok Sabha; Union Minister Piyush Goyal, the leader of the House in Rajya Sabha; and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi represented the Government in the meeting.
BJD and BRS leaders said they will push forthe tabling and passage of the women reservation bill in the five-day session. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda, DMK’s Kanimozhi, TDP’s Ram Mohan Naidu, TMC’s Derek O’Brien, AAP’s Sanjay Singh, BJD’s Sasmit Patra, BRS’KKeshava Rao, YSR Congress Party’sVVijayasai Reddy, RJD’s Manoj Jha and JD(U)’s Anil Hegde and SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav were among those who attended the meeting.