Role in India’s Independence Movement:
Purnima Banerjee was involved in the freedom struggle along with Sucheta Kripalani, Vijaylakshmi Pandit, and Uma Nehru. She took part in the individual Satyagraha and Quit India movements.
She was a member of the Congress Socialist Party and the Indian National Congress. As a Secretary of the Allahabad City Congress Committee, Banerjee worked towards creating rural engagement. She also conducted meetings with kisans and trade unions.
Contribution to Constitution Making:
Banerjee was appointed to the Constituent Assembly from the United Provinces. In the Assembly, she intervened in discussions around the Preamble, preventive detention and qualifications of Rajya Sabha members.
Banerjee was not a part of any committees in the Assembly.