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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 22 (ANI): As the Women's Reservation Bill cleared its final legislative hurdle in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lauded the move saying that the bill would pave the way for women empowerment and further strengthen the public's faith in democracy.

Taking to 'X' CM Yogi Adityanath wrote, "The 'Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha under the leadership of respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi will prove to be a milestone in the creation of 'Developed India'. This bill, which ensures women's empowerment, will further strengthen the public's faith in democracy."The Upper House, on Thursday, passed the bill, which provides 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha as well as the state legislative assemblies, unanimously with 214 members voting in support and none against.

Following the passage of the bill in Parliament, chants of 'Modi Modi' were raised by women MPs as they took turns to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of the draft legislation. Women members from both Houses of Parliament, including PT Usha, and Union Ministers Meenakashi Lekhi and Smriti Irani, were all smiles as they presented a bouquet to Prime Minister Modi on the historic passage of the Bill in Parliament.

Later, both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die. Earlier, on Wednesday, the Bill aced the legislative test in the Lok Sabha as it was passed by a brute majority of 454 votes in favour and just 2 against. (ANI)

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