New Delhi : Statement of BJD Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha Shri. Pinaki Misra in the All Party meeting held at New Delhi on 30th January, 2021 for the Budget Session of Parliament
On behalf of the Biju Janata Dal, senior Lok Sabha MP Shri. Pinaki Misra stated that Hon’ble CM and BJD President Shri. Naveen Patnaik has specifically requested the Union Government to have the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in this Budget session.
DURING ALL-PARTY MEETING, BIJU JANATA DAL DEMANDS WOMENS RESERVATION BILL BE PASSED IN THIS BUDGET SESSION
Biju Janata Dal gave 7 out of 21 MP tickets to women in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, being the only political party to have done so. Five of the BJD women MPs won and so did 2 BJP MPs. Therefore, Hon’ble CM Shri. Naveen Patnaik is happy that Odisha is the only state in the country to have 1/3rd women MPs in Lok Sabha.
Both BJP and Congress has publicly backed this Women’s Reservation Bill along with a number of political parties (YSR Congress and TRS today openly backed Hon’ble CM of Odisha’s demand for passage of Women’s Reservation Bill), therefore it should be no problem to pass this in Lok Sabha. Rajya Sabha has already passed it almost 10 years back. Therefore, Hon’ble CM Shri. Naveen Patnaij feels that the time has come when the Lok Sabha must pass it.