Kendrapara: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced that Odisha will send 33% women to Parliament in the coming elections.
The annoument shows that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will field women candidates in 33% of the Lok Sabha seats in Odisha.
“I would like to announce here at Kendrapara, the karma bhumi of legendary Biju Babu that Odisha will send 33% women to Parliament in the coming elections,” he said at the Mission Shakti programme here.
He said the women of Odisha will lead the way in women empowerment in India.
“I call upon the national political
parties that they should be true to their words, and must follow what they are
propagating for women empowerment,” he added.