BJD MP Patra demands passage of Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Sasmit Patra today raised the demand for passing of Women’s Reservation Bill in Indian Parliament, through a Special Mention in the Rajya Sabha.

Patra said that the passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament will be a historic step towards the empowerment of 66 crore women of the country. Especially, when India is celebrating its 75 years of Independence and has the Presidency of the G-20 now.

By passing the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament, India can set a shining achievement before the world. Thirty-three percent women’s reservation through this Bill will provide new opportunities of leadership to women and would help India to become the best nation in the world, Patra added.

Patra stated, “My leader and Hon’ble CM Shri Naveen Patnaik and our party the Biju Janata Dal have been demanding for the passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill for many years. In 2018, the CM Patnaik sent BJD delegations to 22 political parties and sought support from them for the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill. Many political parties also supported his initiative. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Patnaik ensured 33% of Lok Sabha seat tickets of the party to women candidates and many of them are Lok Sabha MPs today.”

Concluding his Special Mention, Patra reiterated that the Women’s Reservation Bill should be brought and passed in the Indian Parliament at the earliest.

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