“It is ridiculous that the TRS government failed to appoint a single woman Minister,” DK Aruna said.

How will Telangana CM KCR empower women without any in his cabinet Congress asks
news Politics Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:05

Senior Congress legislator from Telangana, DK Aruna, lashed out against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday, for speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) where women empowerment was being portrayed, even as there was no representation of women in his cabinet.

KCR's cabinet has been criticised in the past as well, as he has not appointed a single woman in the last three and a half years, for a ministerial post. 

Addressing reporters on Tuesday, she said, “52% participants in the summit are women. But, there is no woman in CM KCR’s cabinet. What will the Chief Minister speak about women empowerment during the global meet when there is no women representation in the state Cabinet. IT Minister KT Rama Rao is going to share the dais with Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the USA. If protocol issue is the real reason, then how can KTR, the IT Minister, be allowed to sit with Ivanka?”

Pointing out that previous Congress governments had always appointed women and given them their fair share of representation, Aruna said, “It is ridiculous that KCR spoke about women empowerment, when the TRS failed to appoint a single woman Minister.” 

She also alleged that the government had done injustice to women in Self-Help Groups (SHGs).

Women represented 52.5% of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the GES 2017, being co-hosted by the US and India.

Women from 127 countries participated in the GES. More than 10 countries including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel were represented by an all-female delegation.

Ivanka Trump, advisor to the US President Donald Trump, led the US contingent to the summit, which highlighted the theme of "Women First, Prosperity for All" and focused on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.

Participants at this year's GES represented four key industry sectors: Energy and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Financial Technology and Digital Economy, and Media and Entertainment.

Approximately one third of the entrepreneurs were from the US, one third from India, and one third from other countries around the globe.


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