Rahul for one-third reservation for women in Assly & Parliament

(UNI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written to Congress as well as its alliance governments in states to pass a resolution in the next session to reserve one third of the seats in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies for women.

‘While Indian women have made rapid strides in all spheres, they continue to be severely under-represented in Parliament and state Assemblies.

‘True empowerment entails that adequate number of women are represented in our Legislative bodies,’ he said in a letter written to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh dated December 6.

India ranks 148th out of 193 countries in terms of the percentage in country’s Parliament, he has said, adding that ‘the lack of adequate representation number of women in our polity undermines our democracy and perpetuates existing systemic injustices.’