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Mehbooba Mufti Hails Cabinet’s Progressive Stance on Women’s Reservation Bill: A Paradigm Shift in Indian Politics

19-09-2023 : Mehbooba Mufti, the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed her enthusiastic support for the reported decision by the Union cabinet to greenlight the Women’s Reservation Bill for parliamentary discussion. She described this development as a significant and commendable step forward.

Reflecting on her own experiences navigating the challenging terrain of a predominantly male-dominated political landscape, Mufti expressed her delight at the prospect of the Women’s Reservation Bill becoming a reality. She highlighted the stark underrepresentation of women, who constitute half of the population, in the political arena. In her words, this decision marks a momentous milestone in addressing this disparity.

The revelation about the cabinet’s decision came through a social media post made by Minister of State Prahlad Singh Patel on a platform known as “X.” However, Patel promptly deleted the post within an hour of its publication. While no official statement regarding the details of the Cabinet meeting held on Monday, which extended for more than 90 minutes, was released, widespread speculation suggested that it indeed gave its nod of approval to the Women’s Reservation Bill.