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Opposition-less UDA is “circumstantial”: Vanathi Srinivasan

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BJP Mahila Morcha National President Vanathi Srinivasan addressing a press conference at Dimapur on November 18, 2021

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 18: BJP Mahila Morcha National President Vanathi Srinivasan on Thursday stated that while for democracy opposition is important, in the context of Nagaland, the existence of the opposition-less is but “circumstantial” and didn’t specifically state whether she’s in favour of it or against.

Interacting with the media fraternity on the sidelines of her visit to the state here at Hotel Saramati, Srinivasan stated that the role of a political party ultimately is to resolve public issues and whatever the issues are, BJP as a party is taking those to the Government and concerned Ministers and is always working for the welfare of the people. She added that the party is not compromising on important issues.
She refused to say anything related to the Indo-Naga political issue, claiming it would not be proper for her to comment and that the Government’s aim is to “bring everyone into the system.”
She clarified that the objective of her visit is to strengthen the party, interact with the State Mahila Morcha unit and communicate with the members. She referred her visit as “regular” and “routine” and not something related to the upcoming Assembly election.
Claiming that in Nagaland BJP has 1.5 lakh mahilas, Srinivasan stated that under the Modi Government, various women centric schemes and policies have been launched like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, etc. and all these have contributed to empower women in the country to avail schemes, loans, and scholarships, without an intermediary in a short span of time.
On being asked about her take on the lack of women legislators in the State, she stated that it is something the people of the State should think about and it is time to see women in political leadership here.
Nagaland State BJP Mahila Morcha President Phangnon Konyak, however, stated that in the upcoming election, if there are women candidates with desirable qualities and calibre, there is no reason why women would not fight in the election. Further, according to her, the issue has been discussed within the party, which she claimed to be a “very open to women leadership” and assured to be working towards the goal.

Srinivasan on the occasion also informed that in line with the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, the Mahila Morcha is organising 75 events in 75 places across the country paying tributes to women freedom fighters which would include events like mahila rallies, different competitions among college students, etc. and one of such event would be taking place on November 19, at IMC Hall from 10 a.m. onwards.
(Page News Service)