Specific leaders have been given the responsibility to meet specific parties. The said leaders will request various parties to support the 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies.
BJD leaders will meet top leaders of seven national and 15 regional parties, including Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Bahujan Samaj Party, Aam Aadmi Party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Indian National Lok Dal, Janata Dal (Secular), Janata Dal (United), National Conference, People's Democratic Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, Telugu Desam Party, Samajwadi Party and Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
In 2011, the Odisha Government enhanced the reservation for women in Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies to 50 per cent.
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