"Politics needs more women" says Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
The Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said the politics needs more women. Participating in an interactive session with members of Young Ficci Ladies Organisation here, Sitharaman said, “This (politics) may not be the first choice profession for women. In my family they asked me if I was sure to end up in politics. But politics needs more women. I would say that we need more women.
“We do not want the stereotyped male or female in politics. Today our aspirational youngsters do not want the politics (which was) seen 20 or 30 years ago. They are looking at honestly serving the nation. They do not want permanency or feeling of entitlement, that I have to be there because my family has been there,” the BJP leader said.
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