National Women’s Parliament begins in AP

The convention is being attended by several thousand delegates, which include women MLAs, MPs and businesswomen.

National Women’s Parliament begins in AP

The three-day National Women’s Parliament (NWP) began in Andhra’s upcoming capital Amaravati on Friday.

The convention is being attended by several thousand delegates, which include women MLAs, MPs and businesswomen.

Speaking at the event, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Bill to provide reservation to women in Parliament and state assemblies would be passed if the Modi government gets a majority in the Rajya Sabha.


"The day is not far when Parliament will have to pass a law providing reservation for women in Parliament and assemblies. This is on the mind of the Prime Minister," he told a huge gathering of women.

"Once we get a majority in the Rajya Sabha, we will pass the Bill," said the Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said his Telugu Desam party was the first to demand 33 per cent reservation for women in legislative bodies.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi and actress Manisha Koirala were present at the inaugural session.