The 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw many highs for women.
Does this mean that finally the Women’s Reservation Bill and others Bills pertaining to women’s representation, security and development will be passed?
The 16th Lok Sabha will have the highest number of women MPs since the first election in 1952, 61. It had the maximum number of women candidates, 668 and the highest women voter turnout in numbers.
The women MPs are 11.3 per cent of the total members of parliament, nowhere near the 33 per cent mark that the Women’s Reservation Bill seeks to implement. The Bill seeks to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies.