Women MPs

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

Four women MPs complain against BJP leader Ramesh Bidhuri's abusive, sexist language

In yet another trouble for the ruling BJP, which is facing a combative Opposition over the suspension of Congress MPs, four women MPs have complained about the 'abusive' and 'sexist' language used by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri in Parliament.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Women RS MPs demand action over Dec 16 gang-rape convict's interview

In an unusual act, women MPs from Opposition parties Wednesday stormed into the well of Rajya Sabha and forced a brief adjournment demanding action over December 16 gang-rape convict being allowed to give an outrageous interview from inside Tihar Jail here.

Mar 04, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Camaraderie among women MPs in LS; Smriti gets support of Congress

Lok Sabha Wednesday witnessed bonhomie and camaraderie among women Parliamentarians when two Congress members strongly came out in support of HRD Minister Smriti Irani after certain remarks from a Trinamool Congress member about her past acting career.

Jul 16, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

Great to have so many women MPs in Lok Sabha : Moon Moon Sen

It is great to have so many women in the Lok Sabha this time, says the glamorous actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen, a first time parliamentarian from the Trinamool Congress.

Jun 05, 2014, 08:58 AM IST

Number of women MPs from Andhra Pradesh decreases

The number of women representatives in the Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh has come down to just three from five in the last Lok Sabha.

May 17, 2014, 21:22 PM IST

Token women representation in Cabinet across states

Talk of women empowerment in Indian politics is all gas.

Jun 03, 2013, 21:56 PM IST

Sexual harassment bill: Women MPs for amendment

Domestic helps are one of the most vulnerable sections of the society. Minor girls as well as migrants generally work as domestic helps and are so prone to harassment.

Mar 13, 2011, 11:59 AM IST

Women make less than 7% of country`s lawmakers till date

As the Bill for reservation of
one-third seats for women in Parliament and state Assemblies
is set to be tabled in the Lower House, an analysis of all 15
Lok Sabhas shows an appalling figure of their representation.

Mar 24, 2010, 11:26 AM IST

Women MPs slam `disastrous` floor management on quota Bill

Several women MPs on Monday blamed the
"absolutely disastrous" floor management for the pandemonium
in Rajya Sabha which led to the Women`s Reservation Bill being

Mar 08, 2010, 22:15 PM IST