March 9, 2015
45% candidates of TMC in KMC Election are women
Trinamool Congress is the only political party which has acted for the empowerment of women in the country by offering more than 33% seats to women candidates.
In the forthcoming Municipal Election of the Kolkata Corporation, the party has given candidature to 66 women out of the total 144 wards, which stand at 45%.
The Women’s Reservation Bill, which is still pending in Parliament, proposes to amend the Constitution of India to reserve 33% of all seats in Lok Sabha, and in all State Legislative Assemblies for women.
12 out of the 34 newly-elected Trinamool MPs are women, which constitute about 35.2% of TMC MPs.
Trinamool Congress has the highest percentage of women MPs in the house, while the 16th Lok Sabha has only 65 women members which is around 11%.