Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), was for the socio-economic development of women but was against using religion in politics to get justice for them.
Banerjee, who was commenting on the opposition stalling the “triple talaq” bill following which the Rajya Sabha was adjourned, said her party was “totally in favour of women”.
She said the TMC had 33% elected women representatives and urged other political parties to follow suit.
“We are totally in favour of women. We are for the socio-economic development of women. Women should not face any injustice. But if there is any politics with their religions, I think the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members are capable of catering to the situation,” she told reporters at the state secretariat.
The TMC supremo said party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay spoke on the “triple talaq” bill in Parliament on December 28 and said the bill should be sent to the Joint Select Committee.
All opposition parties shared the same opinion, she added.