Rani Jhansi Party creates men’s wing
For most of us, Rani Jhansi Party is simply the name of another political party, but as you read the party’s manifesto, interesting facts come to the fore.india Updated: Apr 21, 2009 16:18 IST
For most of us, Rani Jhansi Party is simply the name of another political party, but as you read the party’s manifesto, interesting facts come to the fore.
The party named after the queen of Jhansi Lakshmi Bai, who died fighting the British in 1858, is dominated by women and is perhaps the first political outfit to have a male cell - quite the opposite of most parties, which are run by men and have a women’s wing.
Although the party is not contesting elections to the 15th Lok Sabha, it has plans to do so in future and promises to implement 50 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and other legislative and local bodies if elected to power.
Also, the party feels 50 per cent of all government jobs should be reserved for women.
A bill to set aside 33 per cent seats in Parliament to women is yet to see the light of day.
Speaking to PTI here, party’s national chairperson Narendra Veer said, “This is a women dominated political party. Like most of the political parties in the country have a female cell, this party has the unique distinction of having a male cell.
“The party was formed on April 1, 2009 and the focus is on woman empowerment as well as the empowerment of the nation."
First Published: Apr 21, 2009 16:16 IST