Women in politics

Women power?

Print edition : September 04, 2015

Participants of a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill that envisages 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and in all State Legislative Assemblies. Photo: Monica Tiwari

Women continue to be grossly under-represented in Parliament and the State Assemblies and even at the candidate level, underscoring the need for reservation for them in the legislature.


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