Monday, August 1, 2011

The sad aspect of women's reservation

The much touted women's reservation has a major drawback- there is no provision to stop proxy rule. The ward councillor from my hometown constituency is the wife of a politician who would have contested if the ward has not been notified as a ladies only constituency. The husband is the de facto councillor.

The same is the case with many women panchayat president. Similarly, the so called young MPs are sons/daughters from political dynasties. I would like to see more first generation young MPs and real women leaders instead of proxies.


  1. reservations only tend to create rabridevis... its invariably used for proxy politics... i think those women who really want to enter politics will do so anyway,reservation or no reservation...

    (btw,i suppose sleepless journeys are helping you blog,technical and otherwise !)