On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Andhra Pradesh government, with Nara Chandrababu Naidu at it’s helm; passed a resolution requesting the central government enact the Women’s Reservation Bill providing for 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures.

CBN made a special announcement in the house and said, “This has been a long-pending demand. On International Women’s Day, we shall request the Centre to enact the women’s reservation bill and give women their due.” This motion of his was unanimously approved by all the members of the assembly. Mr. Naidu the listed out the various initiatives of his government aimed at empowerment of women.

While this is what the Chief Minister said directly, the Telugu Desam Party’s social media page said, “Be it the DWCRA revolution or the various laws that were introduced to secure the lives of women, Telugu Desam has been at the forefront of women empowerment in the state. Writing a new chapter in empowerment, CBN’s government will soon make recommendations to the centre to provide 33% reservation for women in all law making platforms. As part of the International Women’s Day, a discussion was carried out in the assembly today. CBN introduced the resolution before the assembly which was approved by the house.”

The opposition leader Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, however, was quick to react to this in a negative way and said “What Mr. Naidu said are all blatant lies and said TDP government doesn’t have any respect for women.” To this, the members of the TDP responded and left the opposition leader speechless.

Mr. Naidu then passed the resolution on reservations for women.

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