Women’s Day 2021 Special – Women role in Indian Politics

A new aspect of women in politics emerged in recent years all over the world. It is heartening to note that Indian women were among the earliest to get their political rights (right to vote) without any political movement. All the major parties have strong ‘women wings’ which has a huge impact on a large number of women voters and also allures women to join the political parties. On the grass-root level, women’s seats are reserved in Panchayats and they actively participate in the decision-making. World’s respectable magazines like Forbes have put some of the Indian Political women on their list of more powerful women.Smt.Pratibha Devi Singh Patil is the first women’s President of India and is actively working for the upliftment of Indian women. The year 2009 witnessed the History written moments when Smt. Mira Kumar became the first Indian woman to hold the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker. She is an ex-IFS officer and hails from the Bhojpuri land indicating women’s power in politics.

Lastly, it can be said that the image and involvement of women in Indian Politics have increased by many folds and some of them have successfully reached the top posts but a lot more has to be done to increase their presence, works towards the betterment of the women society and taking India parallel to the world’s developed countries.

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