Maha govt for 50% seats for women in local polls
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Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2011, 19:36
  
Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said that his government would reserve 50 percent of seats for women in the forthcoming elections to the local self government bodies.

"Maharashtra is the first state to increase women's quota from 33 per cent to 50 to empower women in a revolutionary decision," Chavan said while addressing a convention, organised to chalk out a strategy for the polls, of the 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.

PTI


First Published: Monday, September 26, 2011, 19:36


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