30 Nov 2015,18:58 IST
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Will 33 pc quota in parliament help suppressed women?

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Women's Bill. 33 per cent of seat reservation in Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be a reality once the Lower House endorses the bill. Will it help in social uplift of women or end up only as a symbolic gesture?

Yes. Reservation for women in parliament is the first step towards women`s empowerment and it will help women play a in important role in policy making and enacting laws for welfare of women.

Total Votes: 138

No. Reservation in parliament will only help the already empowered women who are capable of contesting polls. The uneducated and suppressed women in rural areas will not benefit from the legislation in anyway.

Total Votes: 122