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Smriti Irani raises women empowerment issue to attract voters in UP

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 4 Feb 2017 11:50 AM GMT

Smriti Irani raises women empowerment issue to attract voters in UP
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Lucknow: Minister of Textile Smriti Irani took up the issue of women empowerment to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party in ensuing Uttar Pradesh. Irani, who was in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday raised issues regarding the unsatisfying situations, the women of the state have to go through.

Attacking the Samajwadi Party, the Minister of Textiles stated that while the SP claims of empowering women, it has been unable to provide safe and secure environment to them and it is the sole reason for increasing girl dropout ration from schools and colleges. "When I spoke to several girls during a programme, they told me that the reason for not attending schools and colleges is eve teasing," stated Irani.

The UP CM has said at various rallies that the government has provided 'Vidhwa Pension' and also claims to increase the amount to Rs1000 per month but the reality is that no widow has got any pension amount till now.

What else Smriti Irani said?

  • Every police station will have a lady police officer if the BJP comes to power.
  • 100 fast track courts will be established under BJP rule.
  • A special department will also be established to sort out the issues related to the female population of the state.
  • Asha Bahus of the state are not getting their dues. We have written regarding this to the CM several times but did not get any satisfying reply. BJp government will assure, every woman underthe scheme gets her due.
  • After forming government in UP, the BJP will start a 'Ahilyabai Kanya Yojna' to provide free education to the girls till graduation.
  • Every second child of the state is suffering from malnutrition. Centre has allocated Rs 7,000 crores for to the UP government but only 5 per cent of the total amount has been spent by the SP.
  • Each promise of the Akhilesh government, statrting form jobs to electricity, has turned out to be hollow.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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