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In a first, UP Assembly sets aside one day for women MLAs to speak about women issues

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  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, one day – September 22 — has been set aside for women legislators to speak and raise women-centric issues in the House, which convenes on Monday for the five-day monsoon session.
  • “September 22 has been reserved for women members as per the agenda that the business advisory committee has approved for the house from September 19 to 23. Only the women members will be allowed to speak after the question hour on this day reserved for women,” said the Speaker Satish Mahana.
  • This is the first time that such a practice is being adopted.
  • The state assembly will adjourn for the day on Monday after mourning the death of BJP sitting member Arvind Giri of Lakhimpur Kheri’s Gola Gokarannath assembly constituency. Giri passed away earlier this month. The state government also intends to conduct legislative business, such as deferring new bills and replacing bills for ordinances passed after the state assembly’s budget session.

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