Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said I will be the first one to support reservations for women in the Parliament.
Vijayawada: Mr. Naidu expressed that Women are best financial experts. “I will be the first one to support reservations for women in the Parliament.” Addressing the gathering at the International Women’s Day celebrations organized by Andhra Pradesh state government, the CM said that women were better financial managers than financial experts, and that they could perform better than men in the various fields. He said that in the future, educated women would be paid dowry.
The CM said that his government was committed to a cause of empowerment of women and that they would soon implement an action plan to the financially uplift every woman in the state. He said that he would always stand by women and support them as the brother. He said that as per reports of the World Economic Forum, women would get equal opportunities as men by 2186; and have added that women should not wait until then to get their rightful share in all sectors.
“The government has proposed several new welfare schemes for the empowerment of women, but we are unable to announce them now due to the MLC election code,” said Mr. Naidu. He made assurances that free gas connections would be given to every household by June 2, 2017; and he said that government was working towards making Andhra Pradesh free of open defecation by 2019.
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Chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh Women’s Finance Corporation Panchumarti Anuradha said that she had suffered from cancer and has to receive 70 chemotherapies and that the CM Candra babu support had given her hope. The Andhra Pradesh state government also felicitated women achievers from across the state and the Vijayawada city police organized celebrations at all 20 police stations within a jurisdiction of the police commissioner in association with Vasavya Mahila Mandali. They felicitated five women achievers from within the limits of each police station. The main objectives for Celebrating women’s day is to generate new concepts, ideas, theories and ideologies for women empowerment.