TMC to seek reservation of one third of seats in Lok Sabha, meetings for women | Latest News India

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislator Derek O’Brien on Monday plans to introduce a motion in Rajya Sabha to seek the passage of a bill to reserve one-third of the seats in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women.

Mamata Banerjee, the TMC chairman, is the sole female prime minister of India. O’Brien will move the motion under Rule 168, allowing members to raise issues of public interest. The Lok Sabha has 15% female legislators, while Rajya Sabha has 12.2%.

In Lok Sabha, Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah plans to move the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill for consideration and passage. The bill seeks to repeal the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920. It proposes allowing police to collect fingerprints, palm prints, footprint impressions, photographs, iris and retina scans, biological samples, their analysis, behavioral attributes, etc.

In Rajya Sabha, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman plans to move a bill to amend the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959, and the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. Lok Sabha has accepted the amendments.

Union Minister Arjun Munda will move the Constitution (Planned Tribes) Constitution, 1950, in the First Chamber to amend it to include certain communities on the list of planned tribes in Tripura.

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