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Naidu demands 33 per cent reservation for women
Published on Feb 18, 2012 10:04 am IST

Telugu Desam president N Chandrababau Naidu on Saturday stated that his party would continue its fight until the government makes law providing 33 percent reservation for women in the law making bodies.

Addressing Telugu Mahila convention at NTR Trust Bhavan, Naidu alleged that the government was not in a position to get nod for Women’s Bill in the Parliament. Stating that the credit for women employment goes to his party, he said that the Congress had forced the women into debt-traps instead of improving their financial position. He criticised the government for cheating the women in the name of interest-free loans and for not allotting any funds for that purpose.

Naidu slammed the government for making the Women’s Commission defunct. Demanding the government to remove belt shops, he called upon women to fight against liquor menace as it spoils their economic condition. He asked as to why the government did not sack Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkataramana for his alleged nexus with the liquor syndicate despite initiating action against Excise officials.

Naidu said that Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana has no moral right to continue on his post as he owns 31 liquor shops.

Alleging irregularities took place in awarding of Polavaram tenders, Naidu said that he would ready for discussion on the issue if the government places related file before the Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar. Slamming the Telangana Rashtra Samithi for targeting TDP, Naidu asked the TRS to explain why it was not targeting YSR Congress and Congress parties.

Naidu said the Congress wants to eliminate TDP by colluding with the TRS and Y S R Congress. However, no one could defeat the TDP, he stated. He said the Centre should be held responsible for Telangana imbroglio and for delaying the issue in order to buy time.

The TDP chief also demanded said the government should reconsider its decision over the appointment of information commissioners. (INN)


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