March 17, 2015
Women Empowerment – Trinamool shows the way in Parliament
Trinamool Congress is the only political party which has acted for the empowerment of women in the country. 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 the Lower house of Parliament of India, the Lok Sabha, and in all State Legislative Assemblies for women.
Trinamool Congress now has 13 women MPs in the Parliament with Dola Sen being added to the list as the first Trinamool woman MP in Rajya Sabha.
12 out of the 34 newly-elected Trinamool MPs in Lok Sabha are women, which constitutes about 35.2% of TMC MPs.
Trinamool Congress has the highest percentage of women MPs in the house. The 16th Lok Sabha has only 65 women members which is around 11%.
While others only talk of women empowerment, Trinamool’s actions speak louder than words.