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New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reiterated his government's commitment to providing reservations for women in local bodies, state legislatures and parliament.

Addressing the India Today conclave, the prime minister said he was "committed to providing reservation of 50 percent in local bodies, and up to a third in legislatures and parliament."

"If there is one defining characteristic of changes in India, it is the shift in power towards the ordinary citizen," Manmohan Singh said, adding that the country had seen rapid economic change and growth.

He said his government had sought to make political democracy meaningful through social democracy.







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President of India Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil addressing at the inauguration of the National Festival of Tribal Dances, ‘PRAKRITI’, in New Delhi on March 16, 2011. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture, Kum. Selja, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Kantilal Bhuria and Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Mahadev S. Khandela are also seen.

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