All-women party launched
NEW DELHI: A "National Women's Party" was launched here on Tuesday with the aim of ensuring 50 per cent representation for women in Parliament and other places. Announcing the launch, the party's national President Swetha Shetty said: "In a male-dominated political system, an all women's party is important. Women and their issues are only raised during the mother's day, the women's day or during the election time. NWP will be a platform for women to raise their voices."
The party, which started its groundwork in 2012, was launched with the aim of getting 50 per cent reservation for women candidates in the Lok Sabha Election, she said adding they have applied for registration with the Election Commission. With no prominent names to mention, the party claimed it has the support of 1.45 lakh women members of Hyderabad-based Telangana Mahila Samiti, "and their numbers are persistently increasing across India".