Find what CEC Sushil Chandra said on female participation in Parliament

  • CEC Sushil Chandra decried the lack of female political representation on Saturday, while also pointing to a rise in the number of women voting in recent times.

  • He also voiced alarm about the hours wasted in Parliament due to disruptions, saying it does not bode well for democracy.

  • The CEC emphasized that the Constitution provides a one-third reservation for women in local authorities and that so many grassroots-level women leaders have proved their leadership skills.

  • He noted that in four of the five states — Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur, as well as Uttar Pradesh — female voter participation outnumbered male voter participation, and it was roughly equal in Punjab.


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