Bhubaneswar:20/11/18: In a major step towards women empowerment, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday moved a resolution in the Odisha Assembly seeking 33 percent reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament.
“I initiate the discussion on this historic motion for providing 33 percent reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament,” the Chief Minister said while moving the resolution and appealed the members of the House to extend their support and adopt this resolution unanimously.
“Empowerment of women is very close to my heart. No household, no society, no state, no country has ever moved forward without empowering its women,” the CM said.
“My Government has always been working sincerely for the socio-economic empowerment of women in our State. Historic initiatives like Mission Shakti, Mamata, Girls’ education, Mission Shakti loans at one percent interest, hostels for 5 lakh tribal girls, provision of 7 lakh for women under BSKY, land rights for women are some of the many initiatives that have brought about a movement transforming the lives of millions of women,” he said.