NEW DELHI: A forum for the wives of BJP MPs, Kamal Sakhi, has held its first meeting of the current Parliament session at the Parliament annexe to share ideas and ensure greater bonding among the families of the lawmakers.
Many of the party’s 30 female Lok Sabha members also participated, and talked about how they made their way to the top in the male-dominated world of politics. Participants were instructed on ways to handle the media and avoid hangers-on in their houses, so that families could stay away from controversies.
Such get-togethers are aimed at bringing the wives into the “saffron family mould”. A senior BJP MP said the organisation would bring together the MPs’ wives, who are often neglected. Such interactions are necessary to guide them on how to talk to the media and to be cautious about sting operations, he added.
“It was a great meeting. We shared our views. MPs’ wives narrated how they not only help their husbands in their work, but also manage their families when they are away,” a BJP MP told Express.
Among the various suggestions that came up were the setting up of NGOs and self-help groups in their husbands’ constituencies and engaging with the womenfolk as they may be reluctant to talk to the male politicians.