Support Mobilisation For Women

Governing Biju Janta Dal today announced to form high-level delegations to seek support of 22 parties including seven national parties for 33 per cent reservation of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies.

After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take leadership in this regard, BJD has made this major move.
A Meeting held at the official residence of Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik here, in which it was decided to approach all the political parties.
A three-member delegation of BJD led by senior leaders-Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Ananta Das and Arabinda Dhali would meet All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) while another delegation comprising Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera, AU Singh Deo and Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh will hold talks with Bahujan Samaj Party leaders.
A team led by Tathagat Satapathy, Bed Prakash Agarwal, Pinaki Mishra and Prasanna Patasani will be engaged in talks with Indian National Congress (INC) for garnering support in favour of the motion for 33 per cent reservation for women in the Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies.
Other BJD delegations will meet Communist Party of India Marxist CPI (M), Communist Party of India (CPI), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and regional parties including Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), All India Anna Dravida Mnnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Janata Dal (Secular) JD (S), Janata Dal (United) JD (U) and National Conference (NC).
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the move to ensure one-third reservation for women in Parliament and State Legislatures.
“Empowerment of women is empowerment of the nation. No household, no society, no state, no country has ever moved forward without empowering its women. The principle of gender equality is enshrined in our Constitution. The country will move forward with much greater momentum only if the other half of our population, our mothers, sisters and daughters, have a role in the highest decision making bodies of our states and our country,” he had written to Prime Minister.

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