Women remained neglected in Cong rule: Rahatkar
Addressing the one day Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha Working Committee Meeting, its National President Vijaya Rahatkar said that the Congress ruled the country for maximum period after independence but women remained neglected during all these years. She said that it is the BJP only which has always remained concerned towards the social and economic upliftment of the womenfolk. Narendra Modi after becoming Prime Minister launched a number of welfare schemes with an objective of making the women self dependent and lead a dignified life in the society. “Beti Bachao Beti Padao”, “Mudra Bank” ‘Kanya Samridi Yojana’, ‘formulation of national women policy’, ‘passing of Bill on Maternity leave’ are few milestones of the Modi government which are exclusively meant for the women. She stressed on popularizing these schemes among the women.
Vijaya Rahatkar said that J&K is the land of sacrifices and every nationalist feels pride in getting associated with a work which is undertaken here. He said that BJMM has been contributing equally in strengthening the party and its role in achieving the distinction of being worlds’ largest political party has been appreciable.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) said that the women constitute about 50 per cent population of the country and the BJP is well aware that their contribution in development and progress cannot be under estimated. He said that while the party has given 33 per cent reservation to women in its organizational setup, we are committed to ensure that they get due representation in decision making bodies like parliament and assemblies. He said that the morcha in the state has to devote more time to make public aware of the various schemes launched by Narendra Modi led NDA and help them in availing the same. He said that like Central government, the coalition in J&K too has launched exclusive schemes like “Ladli Beti”, “Scooty Scheme”, “Marriage Assistance Scheme” for the women.
Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said that BJP is the only national party which is scaling new heights while other parties are becoming irrelevant. It has a committed cadre which is its real strength. As for J&K, the party is getting strengthened in all the three regions and the contribution of women activists has been splendid. We claim that we are a party with difference because it is neither caste are region based not run by a family, he said and added that Modi led government at the Centre and BJP coalition in the state have launched large number of welfare schemes for every section of the society and the party activists have to reach the masses to educate them about each such scheme.
Ashok Kaul, while chairing one of the session, sought district wise details related to the constitution of district and mandal teams besides the information on the ongoing programmes of the party.
BJMM State President Purnima Sharma presented the details of the morcha setup and said that the state team has been constituted long back and the district presidents have also been nominated who too have framed their teams and the same is being followed at Mandal level. She said that whatever directions are being forwarded to the state unit of Morcha from the Centre are followed and the entire team of the state actively contributes to achieve the desired results. She said that the morcha leaders are paying regular visits to districts and mandals to keep the local units updated.
MoS Education Priya Sethi spoke in details about the welfare schemes being launched by the state government exclusively for the benefit of the women and said that it has happened for the first time that due care has been taken for women while formulating new projects.
Social Welfare Board Chairperson Dr. Nirmal Kamal briefed the working committee meeting about various initiatives being undertaken during the last one year by the board to further streamline its functioning and reach the remote and far flung areas to extend the benefits of schemes launched for them.
Proceedings of the working committee meeting were conducted by Veenu Khanna and vote of thanks was presented by Monika Sharma.
BJP State Vice-Presidents Mamta Singh and Rajni Sethi, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, BJMM National Secretary & Media Incharge Pooja Kapil Mishra, State Secretary Anuradha Charak, Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma, Mahila Morcha National Executive Member Sheela Handoo, Mahila Morcha former State Presidents Usha Choudhary and Sakina Bano also shared the dais.