Women MPs

In my 55 years of parliamentary career, I never saw the way women MPs were attacked today in Rajya Sabha: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

Congress MP Chaya Verma said she "was pushed by male marshals" and subsequently fell on another politician. On the other hand, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal, attacking the opposition said "attempts were made to strangulate a woman security staff"

Aug 11, 2021, 22:55 PM IST

On International Women's Day, Women MPs seek passage of Women's Reservation Bill

Chhaya Verma, MP from Congress said, "Time has come that women get reservation in Legislative Assemblies and Parliament, but the government is talking of `Beti Padhao` but the situation of daughters is not good." BJP MP Saroj Pandey said that the government is trying to curb discrimination against women. Abolishing of the instant Triple Talaq and the efforts on `Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao` are being made in this direction, she said.

Mar 08, 2021, 11:27 AM IST

Congress women MPs accuse Lok Sabha marshals of manhandling; demand action

The protests were being held even as a hearing over the same was underway in the Supreme Court, where the apex court asked the Solicitor General to produce letters of support used by Devendra Fadnavis in staking claim to form the government.

Nov 25, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

Record 8 women MPs from Maharashtra to grace 17th Lok Sabha

In fact, for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, there were a total of 80 women candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, of whom 8 have been elected. 

May 24, 2019, 21:04 PM IST

Record 78 women MPs in new Lok Sabha

As many as 27 out of 41 sitting women MPs, including Sonia Gandhi, Hema Malini and Kirron Kher, retained their seats in Lok Sabha polls, but the likes of Smriti Irani and Pragya Thakur stole the show with their victories over their more renowned rivals.

May 24, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

Women MPs demand financial inclusion, education in LS

From riding a motorbike to the Parliament House and demanding introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill to allowing women's entry to temples for worship, women members in Lok Sabha today said financial inclusiveness and education are key to empower their lot.

Mar 08, 2016, 15:56 PM IST

Ensure females' safety for women-led development: Women MPs

The prime minister said the country must think beyond "women development" and move towards "women-led development".

Mar 08, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

New Australia PM calls for more women MPs as he defends reshuffle

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his major shake-up of cabinet Monday and said he wished the percentage of women in parliament had been higher so he could have appointed more

Sep 21, 2015, 06:32 AM IST