New Delhi : The chief minister of Odisha and leader of the Biju Janata Dal, Naveen Patnaik, is reserving 33 per cent of his party’s tickets for women in the Lok Sabha polls.
Mr Patnaik can be appreciated as having taken a progressive step, esp. in the context of his earlier appeal to the prime minister, chief ministers and leaders of political parties to provide women with 33 per cent reservation in legislative bodies.
No one can censure Mr Patnaik for believing that women’s empowerment would contribute to the country’s progress.
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi is obviously of the same mind. He has promised 33 per cent reservation for women in Central jobs in addition to the revival of the lapsed women’s reservation bill if his party comes to power.
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