Condition of women much better in BJP-ruled states: Savitri Thakur

The 10-day march was launched on February 3 and will conclude on February 12, covering nearly 125 km between the two regions.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:February 6, 2016 9:42 am
 MP Savitri Thakur (second from left) with BJP Mahila Morcha chief Rupa Ganguly and actor-turned-politician Locket Chatterjee in Kolkata on Friday MP Savitri Thakur (second from left) with BJP Mahila Morcha chief Rupa Ganguly and actor-turned-politician Locket Chatterjee in Kolkata on Friday

BJP MP from Dhar in Madhya Pradesh Savitri Thakur Friday said condition of women in BJP-ruled states was “far superior” than states such as West Bengal, where women, especially those belonging to the SC/ST community, were being targeted despite the Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee) being a woman herself.

“The condition of women in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh is far superior than here. Our Chief Minister (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) has introduced mobile police stations all over the state, specially for women. These officials are just a call away. You just have to dial 100 and the police will reach to you within 10 minutes,” Thakur, a member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Empowerment of Women, said at the BJP’s march from Kamduni to Kakdwip to protest against the alleged rising atrocities against women under the TMC regime.

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The 10-day march was launched on February 3 and will conclude on February 12, covering nearly 125 km between the two regions. In Bengal, violence against women has reached “unprecedented heights”, Thakur told a gathering on Mayo Road, and rued that the situation is such “despite the CM being a woman”.

“The manner in which women, and of SC/ST in particular, are subjected to violence here in Bengal is very sad and frightening.” She said it was time people understood only BJP can be an alternative to give them a government which would protect the women of Bengal from atrocities. “People of Bengal too, should, have a BJP government which is a development- and justice-oriented one,” the MP claimed.

Thakur was accompanied by party’s state Mahila Morcha president Rupa Ganguly and secretary Locket Chatterjee.

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