Wives club

The Financial Express - - OPINION -

It was HRD min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar’s wife Prachee who, some years back, felt the need to for m a club of BJP MPs’ wives. She found that, at par­ties in the cap­i­tal, the hus­bands were busy chat­ting with each other, while wives sat stiffly in a cor­ner, as they did not know many peo­ple since most MPs are from out­side Delhi. ‘Ka­mal Sakhis’, an as­so­ci­a­tion of wives of BJP MPs and women MPs, was formed to rem­edy the sit­u­a­tion. The group meets once ev­ery par­lia­men­tary ses­sion and spouses are now far more at ease at so­cial events. Two women min­is­ters, Sushma Swaraj and Sm­riti Irani, have also acted as hosts at these get-to­geth­ers.

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