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Prez, PM to address women legislators’ meet


New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be hosting a Women Legislators’ Summit here this week with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to address the two-day meet which aims to bring top women political leaders on a single platform.

The conference, ‘Women Legislators: Building Resurgent India’, will provide women legislators a platform to interact with their counterparts from across the country along with women Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, MPs, jurists and bureaucrats.

It will be inagurated on Saturday by Mukherjee. It is likely to be attended by more than 300 women MLAs, MLCs, MPs, Union Ministers and Chief Ministers.

The conference will feature a plenary session and three other sessions on ‘Social Development’, ‘Economic Development’ and ‘Better Governance and Legislation’.

The Prime Minister will also be present at the inaugural session which will be addressed by the Lok Sabha Speaker as well as Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.

Modi will address the delegates and other dignitaries at the valedictory session. Mahajan will deliver the closing remarks at that event.

There are some 100 women MPs, including ministers, along with 400 MLAs and ministers in various states. Women chief ministers as also former President Pratibha Patil are expected to attend the conference.

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