Mamata Banerjee Takes Pride In Trinamool’s Female Representation8th March 2019
Marking International Women’s Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday took pride in her ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) for having 35 per cent female MPs and reservation of 50 per cent of the seats for women in the state’s local bodies.
While the Women’s Reservation Bill has not yet been passed in #Parliament, I am proud that our party @AITCofficial has 35% women MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha. We have also reserved 50% seats in local bodies for women candidates #IWD2019 3/3
– Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 8, 2019
Highlighting her government’s scheme that empowers women she said: “Our government is committed to the welfare and empowerment of women. Recently we launched the Swasthya Sathi health insurance smart cards.
“We have decided to issue these cards to a woman member of the family, recognising her as the head of the family.”