TMC says introduction of women's reservation bill ahead of 2024 polls 'tokenism'

Updated: Sep 19 2023 9:12PM

Kolkata, Sep 19 (PTI) Describing the introduction of the women's reservation bill in Lok Sabha as tokenism before the 2024 elections, the ruling Trinamool Congress of West Bengal on Tuesday alleged the BJP was treating women of the country as a "vote bank".

Senior state minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, who is also the president of the TMC's women's wing, claimed that there is no certainity about the implementation of the proposals made in the bill.

"We are all for any effort to empower women, but why was the bill introduced now? We apprehend this is nothing but tokenism by the BJP which is treating women as a vote bank. There is no certainty about its implementation, which will involve several formalities," she told PTI.