Bhubaneswar, 26/12 (AO Bureau ): Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janta Dal supremo Naveen Patnaik put his emphasis on women empowerment while addressing his party workers on the occasion of BJD’s Foundation Day.
Describing Women Empowerment as his favorite program in his administration, he said, ” Empowerment of women is the empowerment of the nation. No household, society, state and country has ever moved forward without empowering its women,”
He also said that mothers, sisters who run the household efficiently can also run the Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad with equal competence. He emphasized that his father Biju Patnaik created history by giving 33% reservation for women in Panchayati raj, urban bodies, and government jobs. The ruling BJD based on the ideology of Biju Babu has made 50% reservation for women in Panchayat and urban bodies. Moreover, the party has been fighting to give 33% reservation to women in Assembly and Parliament. BJD believes in work and not in words.
BJD is the only political party in the country to give 33% tickets to women in the 2019 general elections.