New Delhi: Two women-only political parties, National Women’s Party and All India Women United Party, have formed an alliance to jointly contest in the upcoming General Elections 2019. The two parties have decided to field candidates on at least 50% seats of the Lok Sabha.
The conveners of both the parties are calling it a historic step Indian politics and term it as their mission to guarantee equal representation for Women in every decision making processes.
Both the parties are driven by a common vision to work towards creating an environment free of gender biases, where women would stand up with equal rights, shoulder to shoulder with men in the developmental process and contributing towards restoring peace in the world.
Speaking to Ten News about the Announcement, Dr Shwetha Shetty, National President of National Women’s Party, said,
“We aim at eradicating the challenges faced by women in active politics and introducing more women participants to make sure the prevailing systems change in our society.”
She further said, “We welcome every woman who wishes to support the party’s cause, irrespective of caste, creed or religion and further to contest the election as a candidate for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.”
“As we look further into treading newer boundaries, accepting new challenges out of the boundaries of our home we have to go a long way forward. We are pleased to announce our alliance with the All India Women United Party. As an entity, we truly believe in the power share for the women in politics to ensure decentralisation of economic and political power,” said Shetty.
“On this occasion, we demand from the authorities that henceforth this day, the 9th of March 2019, must be declared as India Women’s Day,” added Dr Shwetha.