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5 Seats to be reserved for movie actresses in the Parliament

31, Aug 2013 By Omkar Shetty

After a multi-lingual actress of the South, Ramya, making her electoral debut, trounced JDS’ C S Puttaraju in Mandya district of Karnataka by a margin of 67,611 votes, there is  an air of excitement across the elected member about attending the coming Parliament sessions.

Many have vowed never to miss a session, and even in case of a protest, they won’t stage a walkout.

Encouraged with the developments in Karnataka, central government today passed a bill, so as to accommodate 5 seats for actresses in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively.

Earlier there was a scheme just to introduce 4 actresses from the four zones of the country. However, on the insistence of Sonia Gandhi, it was amended to 5 members, as an extra Italian lady will be flown in to India each year.

The speaker of the Parliament expressed happiness by saying,” I am sure there won’t be any walkouts once these actresses are inducted into the Parliament as honorary members.”

Earlier in the day, the bill to introduce these women to the Parliament was passed with astonishing majority, as for the first time in the history of Democratic India, there was no opposition in the Parliament over a bill.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh expressed his happiness over the issue through 1455 tweets in 2 hours after the bill was passed. Congress has named the bill as “Walkout security bill”.