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BJD to approach national, regional political outfits on women reservation

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

Leaders of Odisha's ruling party Biju (BJD) will meet all and regional parties to discuss the 33 per cent reservation for women in the Parliament and State Assemblies.

The decision comes after a meeting was held on Wednesday by party chief and Chief Minister with senior leaders of the party.

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 and 15 regional parties, including Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Nationalist Party, Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India, (Marxist), Bahujan Samaj Party, Aam Aadmi Party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Indian Lok Dal, (Secular), (United), National Conference, People's Democratic Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, Telugu Desam Party, and Telangana Rashtra Samithi.

On Tuesday, Patnaik had requested to initiate the move to ensure one-third reservation for women in Parliament and State Legislatures in November.

In 2011, the Government enhanced the reservation for women in Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies to 50 per cent.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 07:08 IST