By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 5: The women of North-East will be given utmost protection and support by the BJP Mahila Morcha all over the country in view of frequent cases of rape and molestation committed on the women of the region, stated Smriti Irani, National President of BJP Mahila Morcha, while answering a query raised by mediapersons during a press conference held today at the office of the BJP Manipur State Unit located at Nityaipat Chuthek in Imphal.
Smriti further stated that the recent reports of sexual harassment committed on the women of North-East in the national capital New Delhi are clear signs of the failure of the Congress government towards safeguarding the dignity and rights of women in the country. The failure of the state government is also responsible for large exodus of youths to other parts of the country, she noted.
Highlighting the policies and programmes of the BJP concerning the state of Manipur, she stated that the national leaders of the party have already raised major issues confronting the state in the Parliament and the upcoming 4th National Executive Meeting of the Party which is going to be held in Maharashtra would also deliberate on the issues of the state.
The BJP has been in favour of the women’s reservation bill and the party has already announced 33 percent reservation for women within the functionaries of the party. The politically ambitious women of the state would also be supported by the BJP to enable them contest in the next general elections in 2012 and the Mahila Morcha would also render all necessary assistance to the women of the state in terms of legal, medical and educational pursuits, she said.
Smriti Irani also decried the suspension of Imphal Municipal Council terming it as an undemocratic step to siphon off the funds meant for JNNURM by the state government.
Further, she condemned the state government for its corrupt and deceitful administration which has created several problems for the state.
She also appealed to the people of the state to bring a change in the state through active participation in political activities and added that the party would always work for the cause of the people of the state who are living in a deplorable condition under the misrule of the Congress government.
The National President of BJP Mahila Morcha also visited the Ima Keithel, Kangla Fort, Govindaji Temple and Nupi Lal Memorial Complex today before she left Imphal.