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Women rights activists call for more women CA members

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Morang, Dec. 1- Women rights activists and women leaders have urged the political parties to increase the number of women CA members under the proportional representation system.

They expressed this view in a press meet organized in Biratnagar on Saturday. The number of woman CA member has decreased in this CA election; therefore, the number of women CA members should be increased to ensure their maximum representation through the proportional representation and nomination, they suggested.

Dr. Shiba Maya Tumbahamphe, enlisted for CA member under the proportional system from CPN (UML), Ranju Barma from Forum Nepal and women rights activist Manjita Upadhyay have urged the political parties to increase women’s representation in the Constituent Assembly because only 4.17 per cent women candidates have been elected under the first-past-the-post system in November 19 CA election.

The major political parties, the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML), should be responsible to ensure women’s representation in the Constituent Assembly, they demanded.