April 16, 2024

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar demands law for women reservation, says it is needed for women empowerment

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On Saturday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar made a statement about the Indian women and how the government can empower them. While speaking at the inaugural session of the 6th conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India Region, the Bihar CM called for a law which will ensure a reservation for women. He even said that until such a law is passed in the Parliament, a solid step towards women empowerment cannot be taken. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said, “Jab tak Parliament aur legislature mein mahilaon ke aarakshan ka kanoon pass karke samvidhaan mein praavdhan nahi karenge, tab tak naari sashaktikaran ki disha mein thos kadam nahi utth sakta. (Until a law for the reservation for women is passed in the Parliament and legislature and a provision for the same are made in the constitution, till then we cannot have a solid step towards Women Empowerment.)”

Along with the Bihar Chief Minister, the conference was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav. This is the six edition of the conference which is being held in the capital of Bihar, Patna. This is not the first time when Bihar CM has raised his voice on women empowerment. Last year, Bihar CM mentioned his government’s initiatives to empower women. He said that his government is taking measures to reserving 50 per cent seats for females in Panchayats and urban local bodies.

Even Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik earlier said that he is keen to promote women empowerment. On the occasion of 69th Republic Day celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Satya Pal Malik stressed that the state government is working for the development of all sections of the society. A tableau was shown which depicted the state government’s measures to promote women’s empowerment, boost industries and handicrafts.

Courtesy: Financial Express

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