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WOMEN MPS’ CONTRIBUTION SHOULD BE JUDGED BY QUALITY NOT NUMBERS: SPEAKER
The performance of women parliamentarians needs to be measured on the basis of the quality of their contribution in the proceedings and not by their number in the Legislatures, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Friday.
Speaking at an event organised by the Vision India Foundation here where she interacted with more than 160 students and alumni from premier institutes like IITs, NLUs, Yale, LSE and Manchester, Mahajan emphasised that “we should concentrate more on how women are contributing to society and to the nation”.
Mahajan said the demand for women reservation in Parliament is genuine, but it should also be ensured that women MPs understand their mandate properly and participate in the proceedings in a qualitatively better and purposive manner.