Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the women party leaders of BJP for breakfast, in his official residence in New Delhi. He encouraged them by saying that they are an institution in themselves and need not be undermined or influenced by anyone. Many of these women were first time MPs and hence were very excited about meeting the Prime Minister and interacting with him.
The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, which were the 17th general elections, introduced the maximum number of women MPs till now. For the first time ever, India has elected 78 women MPs.
The Prime Minister heard each one of them very patiently and asked them about their work and what progress they have made in the last few days, UniIndia reports. PM Modi is interacting with different sections of the party, and this meeting was in line with the same, as he had done with the SC, ST and OBC party members. The meetings are arranged so that members from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, can interact with the PM and seek his advice to work efficiently.
PM encouraged them by saying that they are an institution in themselves and need not be undermined or influenced by anyone. Many of these women were first time MPs.
The PM gave suggestions to these MPs as to how they can participate in the debates in the parliament and can contribute more to the legislative businesses. Even during his last session as the Prime Minister 2014-19, PM Narendra Modi had conducted such meetings to interact with his party members and seek their advice as well as give his suggestions for efficient working of the parliament.
The Lok Sabha Elections, which were the 17th general elections, introduced the maximum number of women MPs till now. For the first time ever, India has elected 78 women MPs. Of these 78 women MPs, a total of seven women MPs belong to Odisha making it the first state ever to have 33% or the largest share of women MPs out of its total of 21 seats.
Odisha’s women MPs include BJD’s tribal girl and the youngest woman MP among all – Chandrani Murmu who won from Keonjhar, SHG leader Pramila Bisoyi from Aska, former civil servant Sarmistha Sethi from Jajpur, Dr Rajshree Mallick from Jagatsinghpur and Manjulata Mandal from Bhadrak. All these candidates are novices in politics but they did not disappoint. BJP also fielded three women candidates in the state out of which two won—Aparajita Sarangi from Bhubaneshwar and Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo from Bolangir.
In fact, the women MPs are raising their voices in the parliament and bringing forward unaddressed topics. TMC MP Mohua Moitra, who has been elected to the parliament for the first time from Krishnanagar, gave a fierce speech in the Lok Sabha winning the hearts of the house, the public, and social media. Her speech is being called the vital voice of opposition.