Rich tributes were paid to former CPI MP Geeta Mukherjee on Wednesday for her campaign for a Bill to reserve 33 per cent of seats in legislative houses for women.
Hailing the Rajya Sabha for passing the Women's Reservation Bill, speakers at a meeting said that the credit for proposing for the first time a Bill for reserving one-third of the seats in legislative houses for women should go to Geeta Mukherjee who campaigned for it until her death. CPI city secretary K. Subba Raju said that Ms. Geeta Mukherjee should be given the full credit for the passing of the Bill. She campaigned in all States of the country for the Bill as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee constituted in 1996, he said.
Corporators G. Koteswara Rao, Ijjada Appala Naidu, party leaders Lanka Durga Rao, Navaneetham Sambasiva Rao, Neelam Durga Rao, Mahila Samakhya leader Koraganji Durgamba, leaders Palla Durgamba, D. Ramanamma and others spoke.