Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a novel suggestion that a day on International Women’s Day on March 8 for women members to enable them to articulate their views.
He praised Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for organizing a two-day workshop for women lawmakers and wondered whether a decision can be taken to ensure that only women members talk in both Houses on March 8, the International Women’s Day.
“You have organised a good programme on March 5 and 6. I have a suggestion. In this March, our Parliament will continue to function on the International Women’s Day. Let the agenda of March 8 be there as it is but can we decide that only women members will speak on March 8,” he said while replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address.