Maha: 50% seats for women in local bodies polls

Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 17:20

Pune: Maharashtra government on Monday said it
would reserve 50 per cent of seats for women in the
forthcoming elections to the civic bodies.

"Maharashtra is the first state to increase women`s quota
from 33 per cent to 50 to empower women," Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan said at a convention of Congress workers
from western Maharashtra.

It was important to select right candidates and train
women to take up the responsibility of good governance in
panchayats, zilla parishads and municipalities, he said.

The elections are scheduled at the end of year and in
January 2012.


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First Published: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 17:20

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