Women MPs

  • Meet the women in PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. Barring Nirmala Sitharaman, who has been made Minister of State with Independent Charge, rest including Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti and Najma Heptulla, the lone Muslim face,...
  • Record 61 women elected to Lok Sabha May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The just concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections has created a record of sorts with 61 women MPs being elected to the Lower House. According to an analysis of PRS Legislative Research, it was a marginal increase when compared with the 2009 general elections, when 58 women were elected. As far...
  • Not a single woman representative from Haryana in Lok Sabha May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Women candidates from Haryana failed to clinch even a single seat to the Lok Sabha in the recently concluded elections. All the women candidates, including Congress's Shruti Choudhury, Kusum Sherwal of Indian National Lok Dal, Nirmala of Janta Dal (United), could not take a lead and managed to...
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 3, 2012

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal came under heavy criticism over his remark that old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. ...
  • Case filed against Jaiswal for 'old wife' remark October 3, 2012

    Kanpur: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has landed himself in trouble after saying old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. Meanwhile, women MPs have also said that they will write to Congress President Sonia...
  • The smart set: women MPs better than men colleagues May 7, 2010

    New Delhi: A higher percentage of women MPs are postgraduates compared to their male counterparts and has greater chances of winning elections, suggests a new study. As many as 32 percent of the 59 women MPs in the 15th Lok Sabha hold postgraduate and doctoral degrees as against 30 percent of...
  • Women MPs, MLAs too have criminal records April 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Guess what? Kerala, Bihar and Chhattisgarh are the states with the highest percentage of women legislators with criminal records while Assam, Jharkhand and Rajasthan are some of the cleanest, says a study. On the whole, about 13 per cent of women legislators in states and 14 per cent...
  • Numbers say it: Women MPs number never touched 50 March 20, 2009

    New Delhi: So much for woman power. The number of women MPs in India's 545member Lok Sabha has never touched 50, the Election Commission said on Friday. "The nearest when women members could reach this mark was in the 13th Lok Sabha in the 1999 elections when 49 women candidates were...