With the publishing of the gazette notification by the Odisha government to reserve the Mayoral seats in Berhampur and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporations for women candidates, speculations are rife over the probable women contenders in three major political parties, BJD, BJP and Congress.
Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) would field 33% women candidates in Lok Sabha seats seems to have rendered all calculations and assessments useless. More disconcerting though is the fact that the party currently has only three women parliamentarians and all eyes are now on […]
Bhubaneswar: After seeking 33 percent reservation for women in legislative assemblies and Parliament, all eyes are now on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on how far it will follow its own idea while distributing party tickets for the upcoming general elections. According to party sources, BJD is planning to field nearly 21 to 25 women […]
New Delhi: In a bid to give push to its demand for 33 per cent reservation for women in State assemblies and Parliament, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab today met former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi. Akhilesh reportedly visited the residence of Bhartruhari Mahtab in New Delhi to […]
Bhubaneswar: The BJD Parliamentary party today decided to press for the special category state status for Odisha during the upcoming winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to start from December 11. During the monsoon session, the party will raise nine different issues including rights of farmers. Besides, it will table the proposal of 33 […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday moved a resolution in the Assembly for providing 33 per cent reservation for women in State Legislatures and the Parliament. “Today is a historic day. The members of the Assembly have unanimously passed a resolution to give 33 percent reservation to women in the assemblies and the Parliament. […]