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NCW seeks Prez intervention for 33% quota for women

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 23:10

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women on Thursday sought President Pratibha Patil`s intervention to ensure 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies.
Led by NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma, a delegation met Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan and handed over a memorandum in this regard.

They urged President to take action to ensure that there is 33 per cent reservation for Women In Parliament and State assemblies become a reality.

The memorandum said it should be appreciated that the bill would not only revolutionize electoral politics in India but would be a harbinger of social change ending age old gender discrimination in the political system, a statement said.

The delegation also discussed various women related issues with the President besides submitting the memorandum to her.


First Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 23:10
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