Sonia Gandhi, the Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson is likely to be the lead speaker of the Congress in the Lok Sabha when the women’s reservation bill is taken up for debate.
She was the main person behind this bill that was passed in the Upper House as early as in 2010 during the Manmohan Singh government, but it was not taken up in the Lok Sabha due to lack of consensus among political parties.
Meanwhile, the government introduced the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam yesterday. reserving 33 % seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
PM Modi asked members of both houses of Parliament to pass this bill unanimously so that it would strengthen Indian democracy.
The speakers on behalf of the BJP are Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Bharti Pawar, Aparajit Sarangi, Sunita Duggal and Diya Kumari.