TDP always encouraged women in every sector, says Chandrababu
Kovvur (East Godavari), Dec 2: The former chief minister and national president of the Telugu Desam Party, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, on Friday said that it is the TDP that has given prominence to women in all fields, including politics, and created nine percent reservation for them.
Chandrababu Naidu interacted with various sections of women at Kovvur in East Godavari district where he stated that it was during the Late NT Rama Rao's regime that women got sharing in ancestral property and it is the TDP that encouraged women to pursue higher studies. Stating that several reports of experts are making it clear that women are more clever than men, Chandrababu said that the Dwcra groups formed when he was the chief minister, are now helping women to actively participate in various programmes. "Even the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said that it is Chandrababu who introduced the Dwcra system which is showing the way for the nation to take women forward," he noted.
"I introduced the Deepam scheme after witnessing the problems being faced by women during cooking and now even men too are preparing food on gas stoves," the former chief minister stated. To build self-respect among women public toilets were introduced and now this Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, is imposing taxes on these toilets too, he maintained.
Observing that 33 percent of reservations were created for women in academic institutions which resulted in resolving several problems, Chandrababu said and maintained that now women are earning more than men, particularly in the Information Technology (IT) sector. Jagan discontinued the schemes for Dwcra women but he wants the Dwcra members to attend his meetings everywhere, the TDP chief said.
The women narrated their woes to Chandrababu, particularly the problems that they are facing after certain schemes are discontinued by Jagan. They also told Chandrababu the issues that are coming their way in the allotment of TIDCO houses. The women particularly narrated how their children are getting addicted to drugs.
Stating that Jagan Mohan Reddy is cheating women by mentioning the Disa Act which is not in existence, Chandrababu called upon the Dwcra women to question the Government on its failures.