Manjhi Bats for Women's Reservation in Parliament

Manjhi observes Women's International Day with the women cell of the party on Thursday.

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Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, on the occasion of the International Women's Day on Thursday, proposed 50% reservation for women in every area and urged the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to pass the much-delayed Women's Reservation Bihar to attain this goal.

Speaking at a press conference at party's office in Patna, Manjhi, who broke away from the NDA about a week ago to join hands with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), said that the Prime Minister's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (Save Daughters, Educate Daughters) scheme had utterly failed in the lack of a cohesive policy and proper leadership.

"Girls are not being provided proper educational environment because politicians lack any desire or motivation to educate them. Also, the government is brutally displacing poor people from their huts in the name of anti-encroachment drive which, in turn, is causing parents to abandon their children's education. How can you expect parents to think about education of their children when they don't even have a roof above their heads?" Manjhi asked.

The program was organized by the women's cell of the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM). Cell's President Anamika Paswan, and party functionaries Geeta Paswan, Poonam Paswan, and Kaileshwi Devi also spoke on the occasion.


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