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Arunachal CM urged to reserve 50% seats for women in polls

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 00:20

Itanagar: All India Mahila Congress Committee president Anita Verma on Wednesday requested Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to bring legislation for providing 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayat and local bodies` elections in the state.

Verma made this plea while addressing a state level Mahila Congress convention here where Tuki was present.

"Women should develop at par with their male counterpart and they have all rights to participate in every spheres right from education to politics," Verma said.
The state unit of the Mahila Congress also submitted a memorandum to Verma demanding 30 three per cent reservation for women in assembly and general elections.

The other demands of the memorandum include induction of women as member of state planning board, job reservation, scholarship and reservation of seats for girls in higher education, establishment of girls` college in the state and self-employment schemes for women.


First Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 00:19

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