The BJP manifesto released on Monday promised 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies through a Constitutional amendment.
Of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, only 13 women fielded by prominent parties are in the fray. In a statement issued here
A teacher of Unit I High School in Bhubaneswar, Kaushalya had met Naveen on Tuesday in connection with her candidature from the prestigious constituency which was a stronghold of Congress till 2009.
Referring to Odisha, Gandhi said if the grand old party is voted to power in the state, all women would be provided free education, be it in engineering or medical or any other field.
The Congress chief during his meet with women booth presidents' meet in Kochi ensured more and more participation from women and youngsters.
BJD MP Soumya Patnaik met Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu where latter supported women's quota.
BJD’s strategy for the winter session was discussed at the meeting of the BJD Parliamentary Party presided by Chief Minister and party supremo Naveen Patnaik.
"The Chief Minister must demonstrate his intent by fielding more women candidates in the coming elections to the State Assembly and the Lok Sabha," said BJP MLA Pradip Purohit.
Though the opposition supported the resolution, they dubbed it as politically motivated.
Some states, including Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, already follow 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayat.
Government asks Congress to join hands for passage of bills on Women Reservation, Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responded to a letter by Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi to bring the Women Reservation bill on granting 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.