Bhubaneswar:5/12/18: Odisha’s ruling-Biju Janata Dal party leaders will meet seven national parties and 15 regional parties to garner support for 33% reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures.
A decision to this was made this evening in a meeting held under the chairmanship of BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here, informed party vice president, Debi Mishra.
According to reports, the ruling party has also formed separate delegations, which will meet the other political parties at the national and state levels.
As per the press note released in this regard, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Ananta Das, and Arabinda Dhal will meet the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).
While, Sashi Bhusan Behera, AU Singh Deo and Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh will meet the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Prasanna Kuma Acharya, Bed Prakash Agarwal, Bhartruhari Mahatab and Sarojini Hembram will meet the Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJP).
Similarly, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, Kulamani Samal, and Rita Tarai will meet both the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India Marxist CPI (M).
This apart, Tathagata Satpathy, Bed Prakash Agarwal, Pinaki Mishra and Prasanna Kumar Patasani will meet the Indian National Congress (INC), while Badri Narayan Patra, Arup Patnaik, and Sakuntala Laguri will meet the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The press note also mentioned the names of the party leaders in the proposed delegation to regional parties.