Naidu urges parties to pass Women Quota Bill

(UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday appealed to all political parties to arrive at a consensus and ensure passage of Women’s Reservation Bill for providing reservation to women in Parliament and state legislatures.

“Reservation of seats for women in Panchayats and Municipalities has proved to be successful,’ he said addressing a gathering at the Women Entrepreneurship Platform Conclave and after presenting Women Transforming India Awards 2018, organised by the NITI Aayog, WEP and UN in India, here.

The Vice President said the contribution of Indian women to GDP, currently at 17 per cent, was well below the global average of 37 per cent. Only 27 per cent of women in India were gainfully employed.