Women reser­va­tion in Par­lia­ment leg­is­la­ture need of hour: Pawar

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

MUM­BAI: NCP pres­i­dent Sharad Pawar on Satur­day said that women reser­va­tion in Lok Sabha, Vid­han Sabha, and Vid­han Par­ishad is the need of the hour. Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing on the is­sue of women’s em­pow­er­ment at Yash­wantrao Cha­van Cen­tre here, Pawar said, “Women reser­va­tion is im­por­tant. It should be given on pri­or­ity con­sid­er­a­tion by all par­ties. Reser­va­tion for women in Vid­han Sabha, Vid­han Par­ishad, and Lok Sabha is the need of the hour.”

The NCP pres­i­dent fur­ther said that lead­ers from dif­fer­ent par­ties should come to­gether to en­sure reser­va­tions are given to women. “The gov­ern­ment should give at least 33 per cent reser­va­tion to women if 50 per cent isn't pos­si­ble,” he added.

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