New Delhi: The panel of vice-chairpersons of Rajya Sabha was reconstituted with 50 per cent women parliamentarians by the Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday. The percentage may go higher in the future, hinted Dhankar.
The eight-member panel of vice-chairpersons of Rajya Sabha will now have four women members. They include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Kanta Kardam, Sumitra Balmik, and Geeta alias Chandraprabha; and Biju Janata Dal’s Mamata Mohanta.
Dhankhar announced this in the Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Special Session of the Parliament.
Congress’ Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Aam Aadmi Party’s Narain Dass Gupta, YSRCP’s V Vijayasai Reddy and Santanu Sen from Trinamool Congress were announced as other members of the panel.