In politics, be girlfriend or have godfather: Leeladevi

In politics, be girlfriend or have godfather: Leeladevi

Former minister Leeladevi R Prasad. (DH Photo)

Former minister Leeladevi R Prasad on Sunday said that women should either have a godfather or become a girlfriend to scale heights in politics. “I’ve seen all parties and leaders. They all are alike,” she said at an interaction programme here.

“Though I had helped eight leaders get tickets to contest Assembly polls, it took 40 years for me to make it to the Vidhan Soudha. When I wanted to contest from a Bengaluru constituency, I was denied the ticket. I was also told to search for a constituency,” she charged.

“Some men, who can’t face women politically, indulge in character assassination. I had raised my voice seeking 33% reservation for women in politics when P V Narasimha Rao was prime minister. However, it is still a dream,” she said.