PRS Legislative Research,
|Women MPs in the 15th Lok Sabha|
The Women’s Reservation Bill, currently pending in the Rajya Sabha, proposes to reserve one-third of the seats in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies for women. The 15th Lok Sabha has 58 women MPs – this is the first time their representation has crossed 10%. In this note, we describe the performance of women candidates and profile of women MPs.
See also, PRS’ earlier report on women in Parliament and State Legislatures.
And watch this space for Prajnya’s profiles of the new women MPs.