Mamata Banerjee – Chief Minister, West Bengal:
On International Womens Day I want to congratulate all the women around the world.
Best wishes to my sisters (and brothers too).
Govt of West Bengal is committed to the welfare and empowerment of women
In Bengal, Swasthya Sathi cards are issued in the name of the eldest woman family member as Head of family.
Also, since 2011, more than 6.7 lakh SHGs have been formed in WB, empowering 90 lakh women
While the Centre has not yet brought the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament, I am proud that TMC has 41% women MPs in Lok Sabha and 31% in Rajya Sabha.
We have also reserved 50% seats in local bodies for women candidates