The main opposition party in India has amended its constitution. It will now require that 33% of the positions within the party be comprised of women Yahoo News India reports (ANI). The ruling party, the Congress Party, previously implemented a similar provision.
“This decision will go down as a historic one, and it will be mentioned in the history of womens empowerment in India,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), JP leader Sushma Swaraj told the BBC.
Since 1999, bills have been introduced in Indias parliament to set aside 33% of that bodys seats for women, but it has failed to pass each time.