It’s heartening to note that this Lok Sabha will comprise the maximum number of women members of parliament in history – 61. Statistics also reveal that women MPs in the past have outperformed men and also have a higher success ratio in elections.
Does this mean, there should be a law that forces political parties to keep many more seats reserved for women? I don’t think so. The meritorious will inherit the earth. After all, who doesn’t want to bank on a winning horse.
Eventually, the political parties themselves will realise the benefits of fielding a woman candidate in elections, and soon enough, the number of women will be close to men, if not equal. I foresee this happening in the 2019 elections.
So long as women can be better administrators in the corridors of power, no one should really have anything to complain. I definitely won’t.