MoS Prahlad Patel says, Cabinet clearswomen’s quota bill, deletes post later
   Date :19-Sep-2023

MINISTER of State Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday posted on social media platform X that the Cabinet has approved the women’s reservation bill, but deleted the post within an hour. While there was no official word on what transpired in the Cabinet meeting, which lasted for more than 90 minutes on Monday evening, speculations were rife that it approved the women’s reservation bill. “Only the Modi Government had the moral courage to fulfill the demand for women’s reservation which was proved by the approval of the Cabinet. Congratulations Narendra Modi ji and congratulations to the Modi Government,” the Minister said in the post on X which was later deleted. Patel is the MoS for Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti.
Government sources had earlier indicated that the bill has been approved by the Cabinet and is likely to be tabled in Parliament. The Union Cabinet met this evening after the first sitting of the five-day special session of Parliament. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by PM Modi. The Cabinet meeting was attended by Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi, S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nitin Gadkari and Arjun Ram Meghwal. The Women’s Quota Bill passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 had provision for 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.