The historic bill cleared Rajya Sabha yesterday
Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan yesterday shared a light moment with Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar during the discussion over the Women's Quota Bill.
While speaking on the bill, Ms Bachchan quipped, "Sir, aapki kursi bahut mazedaar hai (your chair is very interesting)."
"Now, I know why you keep coming back and sitting here so long, In this seven-star hotel, if there's anything that's good, that's your chair," she said.
Jaya Bachchan also thanked Mr Dhankhar for giving an opportunity to some women MPs to chair the proceedings as the House discussed the historic bill.
Besides the current panel of vice-chairpersons, about 13 women MPs sat along with Mr Dhankhar to oversee the proceedings yesterday.
"The precedent should continue. This shouldn't be cosmetic, otherwise the women of this House will label you a plastic surgeon," she said
"I know your fire power," Mr Dhankhar responded.
The historic bill cleared Rajya Sabha yesterday, scripting history after almost three decades of roadblocks.
Once implemented, the number of women members in the Lok Sabha will increase from the current 82 to 181. Besides, 33 percent seats will be reserved for women in the state assemblies also.
The bill had cleared the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with the support of 454 MPs. Only Two MPs voted against it.