New Delhi (EMS). The assembly elections to be held in five states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan later this year and the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year in 2024 will be fought around women. This seems to be the case from the way the Modi government is preparing to bring the Women’s Reservation Bill in the special session of Parliament to be held from 18 to 22 September. However, the Modi government has not yet announced the program of what it is going to do in the special session. But, opposition parties believe that the Modi government can bring a populist women’s reservation bill for women to gain an upper hand in the elections in five states including Madhya Pradesh later this year and the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year in 2024. With this, Modi government can bring some more suitable formulas for political gains. The discussion about bringing Women’s Reservation Bill in the special session has also been strengthened by the statement of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, in which he has said that the day is very near when women will get equal representation in Parliament and State Assemblies.
Political scientists say that, if the Modi government passes the Women’s Reservation Bill with majority in the special session of the Parliament, then it will prove to be a master stroke for the BJP to win the assembly and Lok Sabha elections of five states including Madhya Pradesh in the coming days. . And the mathematics of ticket distribution in Assembly and Lok Sabha elections will change. Let us tell you that before this, Shivraj government has implemented many schemes including Laadli Brahmin to woo women.
-The scenario of upcoming elections will change
If the Women’s Reservation Bill is passed in the Lok Sabha, the scenario of assembly and Lok Sabha elections to be held in five states in the coming days will change. Political parties will have to distribute tickets with 33 percent reservation to women in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections of all states. For example, currently there are 543 Lok Sabha seats in the Lok Sabha. If the 33 percent women reservation bill is implemented, the number of women MPs will increase to 179. Similarly, the number of MLAs in Madhya Pradesh Assembly is 230. If the Women’s Reservation Bill is implemented, the number of women MLAs will reach 73.
-What is Women’s Reservation Bill?
Women’s Reservation Bill is a bill introduced in the Parliament, the passage of which will ensure 33 percent participation of women in the Parliament. It is noteworthy that this bill has been presented in the Parliament several times before and this bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha. In the year 2010, Congress with the support of BJP, JDU and Left parties passed the Women’s Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha with an overwhelming majority. However, the Lok Sabha never passed the bill. It is believed that the Modi government has made preparations to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha.
What will be the situation if the bill is implemented?
At present the number of MPs in the Lok Sabha is 543. With this the number of women MPs is 78. If seen in percentage, it is 14 percent. Only 32 out of 250 MPs in Rajya Sabha are women i.e. 11 percent. The share of women in Modi cabinet is around 5 percent. If the bill is implemented, the number of women MPs in the Lok Sabha will reach 179.
-Assembly-Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seats in five states
-There are a total of 230 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh. There are 29 Lok Sabha seats and 11 Rajya Sabha seats.
-There are a total of 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan. There are 25 Lok Sabha seats and 10 Rajya Sabha seats.
– There are a total of 90 assembly seats in Chhattisgarh. There are 11 Lok Sabha seats and 5 Rajya Sabha seats.
– There are a total of 119 assembly seats in Telangana. There are 17 Lok Sabha seats and 7 Rajya Sabha seats.
-There are a total of 40 assembly seats in Mizoram. There is 1 Lok Sabha seat and 1 Rajya Sabha seat.
-Populist schemes for women
Shivraj government schemes for women
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Women Empowerment Scheme, Ladli Laxmi Yojana, Chief Minister Ladli Brahmin Yojana, Nari Samman Yojana and Chief Minister Kanya Vivah Yojana.
-Modi government schemes for women
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana, Safe Motherhood Assurance Suman Yojana, Free Sewing Machine Yojana, Mahila Shakti Kendra Yojana and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana.
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