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BJP first to realise importance of reservation for women: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has claimed that political parties started realising the importance of the Women`s Reservation Bill after the BJP adopted an unanimous resolution regarding reservation for women in 1994.

Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi has claimed that political parties started realising the
importance of the Women`s Reservation Bill after the BJP
adopted an unanimous resolution regarding reservation for
women in 1994.

"BJP had realised the importance of women and that is why
it decided to pass a resolution in the national convention of
the party held in Vadodara in 1994 and sought reservation of
seats for women in the Parliament and the state Assemblies,"
Modi said addressing the Mega Women’s Convention (Virat Mahila
Sammelan) of Central Gujarat here on Saturday.

Afterwards, other political parties took up the issue, he
added.

Modi hoped that Governor Kamla Beniwal would give her
assent to the Women`s Reservation Bill, passed by the state
Assembly during its last session, which will allow reservation
of 50 percent seats in the local civic bodies and panchayats
in the state.

Modi disbursed various welfare schemes to women
beneficiaries at this convention. Over 1,800 women from
Central Gujarat were given away assets and cash assistance
worth Rs 79 lakh under various women welfare and development
schemes.

PTI