The bill received 452 votes in favour of it, a historic mandate by all measures. Only 2 votes were received against the bill.
The Women’s Reservation Bill on Wednesday was passed in the Lok Sabha during Special Session of Parliament in New Delhi. The bill received 452 votes in favour of it, a historic mandate by all measures. Only 2 votes were received against the bill.
The two MPs who voted against the bill are reportedly from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and party MP from Aurangabad Imitiaz Jaleel are said to be the two members of Lok Sabha who resented against the historic bill. AIMIM is a minority party that advocates for the concerns of Muslims, Dalits and Tribals.
Asaduddin Owaisi currently serves as the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. He has been elected four times as a Member of Parliament, representing the Hyderabad constituency in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.
Asaduddin is the third individual to hold the position of national president within the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party in India, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Imtiyaz Jaleel Syed, also recognized as Syed Imtiyaz Jaleel, is an Indian politician who is affiliated with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). He secured his position as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha representing the Aurangabad Lok Sabha Constituency during the 2019 General Elections. In 2014, he was elected as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, representing the Aurangabad Central constituency. Additionally, he holds the role of state president for All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen in Maharashtra and is a member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development (UD).