Farooq for 33 pc reservation to women in Assembly

JAMMU: Former chief minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday promised 33 percent reservation to women in the Assembly if given absolute majority.

Referred to the role of women in development, Dr Abdullah said their political empowerment is necessary by ensuring reservation of seats in democratic institutions.

“On being given absolute majority, NC will emulate some other states and have 33 per cent reservations in assembly for women,” Dr Abdullah said here at a function.

In this context, he said that he was only on Wednesday told by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about such a reservation being given to women in his State. (AGENCIES)