Cong, CPM approach towards women hypocritical: Smriti Irani

Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha national president Smriti Irani today termed as `hypocrtical` the approach of the Congress and CPI-M towards women`s issues.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 21:31 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Bharatiya Janata Mahila
Morcha national president Smriti Irani today termed as
`hypocrtical` the approach of the Congress and CPI-M towards
women`s issues.

While claiming that they were taking up the cause of
women, the two parties had not yet given due representation to
women in their organisational set-up, Irani said, inaugurating
the zonal conference of the BJMM here.

She said women were fighting for survival in the states
ruled by Congress and the CPI-M. In West Bengal, only `women
who sang lal salam` were getting jobs. "The situation is such
that women have to follow the political ideology of CPI-M for
employment and life security," she said.

In Kerala, only women having allegiance to the Left could
find a place in the `Kudumbasree` project, she said.

Stating that Congress` approach towards women was also
dishonest, she said the party had opposed reservation for
women in the Rajya Sabha. The UPA government also appealed
against giving pension to women in uniform, she alleged.

Irani said the Congress was `enjoying power` and would do
anything to cling to power. The UPA government was spending
thousands of crores of rupees for the Commonwealth Games when
40 percent of the population in the country were suffering for
want of at least a meal in a day, she said.

PTI