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An Analysis in the Context of Kerala

Gender Question and the CPI(M)

Though the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is very supportive and vocal about the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament and outside, the party's record in ensuring representation of women in its own organisation or in fielding women candidates in elections to Parliament and state legislative assemblies has been very poor. There is a huge gap between precept and practice. The forthcoming plenum of the party in December 2015 needs to take a serious note of this shortcoming. A discussion of the issue in the context of Kerala.

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