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BJD to field women in 33% Lok Sabha seats: Naveen

10/03/2019 at 12:57 PM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday declared that his party BJD would field women candidates in 33% of Parliamentary seats in the State in the coming general elections.

Patnaik stated this at a Mission Shakti Mahila Mahasamabesh held at Kendrapara today.

It may be noted that the Chief Minister had earlier proposed to all political parties to bring a legislation ensuring 33% reservation in Parliament and State Assemblies for the women. A resolution in this regard has also been passed in the Odisha Assembly unanimously.

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