SRINAGAR, Oct 4: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha National president, Vijaya Rahatkar today said that the participation of Kashmiri women in political activities is must for bringing peace in Valley.
She was addressing a women workers’ convention on her maiden visit to Kashmir, on Tuesday. Rahatkar was thrilled to see a huge gathering of women present in the convention. “I am happy to see women in Kashmir participating in political activities. This will be definitely helpful to them, as BJP Government has provided them the space to lead their society,” she said, adding, their (women) participation would rescue the Kashmir valley from the clutches of uncertainty and agony.
“BJP Government has framed many women friendly schemes for their better future prospects,” she said, while addressing the workers. She said BJP is committed to the development of Kashmir, which is visible on ground with Kashmir valley leading towards peace and prosperity.
She asked workers to take advantage of centrally sponsored schemes and campaign door to door to ensure all are benefitted from these schemes. Rahatkar also asked the workers to follow the ideology of Syama Prasad Mukherjee who believed in “one constitution, one head and one flag”.
BJP State president and MLA Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said Kashmiri women should play a role in the overall development of country. “Even PM Narendra Modi announced many women friendly scheme after coming in power,” Sharma said.
Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Dr Nirmal Singh said women have suffered a lot in last three decades in Kashmir due to militancy. “BJP Government is working hard to provide relief to their miseries by devising dozens of welfare schemes, which gave them a sigh of relief during BJP rule in Kashmir,” he said.
Priya Sethi, MoS Education and senior party leader, also addressed the gathering. She also asked the women workers to strengthen the party by propagating its ideology in Kashmir. Poornima, State president, BJP Mahila Morcha, also spoke on the occasion.