Dimapur, September 25: Nagaland Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (NPMCC) has welcomed the Women Reservation Bill and said women must avail the opportunities with gratitude and fill the reserved seats, if not in the open seats.
In a press release, NPMCC president, N Lucy said during UPA in 2010, women reservation was passed in the Rajya Sabha as 108 Constitution Amendment, but it could not be passed in the Lok Sabha due to opposition from BJP and some other parties.
The NPMCC said 20 seats will be reserved for women in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from next election. The remaining 40 seats will be open, Congress women will fill at least 20 seats if not more for the state Assembly and also the 33% in ULB elections, it said.
NPMCC appealed to women of all ages to join Congress.
It said NPMCC will organize trainings to enable members to become legislators. (Page News Service)