Role in India’s independence movement:
Purnima Banerjee was involved in the freedom struggle along with Sucheta Kripalani, Vijaylakshmi Pandit, Uma Nehru. She took part in individual Satyagraha and Quit India movement.
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. Further, she conducted meetings with kisans and trade unions.
Contribution to Constitution Making:
Banerjee was appointed to the Constituent Assembly from United Province. 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.