Jammu: Recalling the path-breaking role of National Conference in socio-political empowerment of women in Jammu and Kashmir, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Saturday said if voted to power the party will strive for their 33 per cent reservation in the Legislative Assembly.
He referred to the recent assertion of the NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah in this regard and said, “Women’s larger participation in parliamentary democracy and decision making will go a long way in harmonious growth of the society as also instilling a sense of confidence in them”.
“National Conference has a track record of empowering women socially and politically, be it 33 percent reservation in the civic bodies and panchayats or 50 per cent share in the medical colleges of the State”, Mr Rana said while addressing the women workers of the party this morning.
He said women constitute almost half of the state population and they cannot be deprived of their legitimate rights in governance.
Mr Rana said that women of the state have proven to be second to none and given opportunity they have the capacity and capability to lead the society in different spheres. They have already made their mark in various fields, especially the academics with girls outshining boys over the years. In this context, he also referred to the achievement registered by a Mendhar girl, who cracked the Civil Services Exam-2018 with flying colours.