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'Kavitha, BRS have no moral right to talk about women:' BJP

Deccan Chronicle.| DC Correspondent

Published on: March 10, 2023 | Updated on: March 11, 2023
BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay Kumar. (Photo: Twitter)

BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay Kumar. (Photo: Twitter)

HYDERABAD: "Women in Telangana are apprehensive and fearful of the BRS and AIMIM which protect those who indulge in crimes against women. Just as women in movies run away from villains, Telangana women the moment they see flags of these two parties get ready to get back into their homes and lock their doors."

Saying this, BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Friday launched the party’s ‘Mahila Gosa-BJP Bharosa’ programme at the party headquarters in the city, with an assurance that it was only the BJP that could ensure safety, security and welfare of women.

Sanjay was joined by party vice-president D.K. Aruna who too castigated the BRS government, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and BRS MLC K. Kavitha who is alleged to be involved in the Delhi liquor scam.

He said it was surprising that the BRS joined hands with Samajwadi Party, RJD, and AIMIM which tore copies of the Women’s Reservation Bill when it was introduced in Parliament by the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. There were several attempts to introduce the Bill and each time it was opposed by non-BJP parties, he said.

"If Kavitha is serious about reservations, she should first demand 33% reservation for women in Telangana, starting with posts in the BRS party," Sanjay said.

Addressing a large gathering of women, Sanjay said, "you all know how women are facing atrocities in Telangana. Minor girls were raped in Hyderabad, Vikarabad, Nirmal, Kodad. Kavitha never talks about these things. She should have questioned her father and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao why in yesterday’s Telangana Cabinet meeting, there was no mention of 33% reservations for women in the state."

Aruna said, "Ever since the BRS came to power, attacks against women, atrocities, and murders are on the rise. There are regular cases of women of all ages being raped. KCR has not taken a single step to control this rot. This is a matter of shame for the state."

Dismissing the attempt by Kavitha and BRS to equate her with the pride of Telangana women, Aruna said what Kavitha was facing was of her own making. "If the BJP really went after her as she is alleging, she would have been behind bars long back. But BJP respects law and law enforcement agencies which do their job. All we said was that the BJP does not tolerate corruption and will weed it out," she said.

Declaring that "Kavitha’s tactics will fail," Aruna said the BRS MLC’s fight was for herself and not for the people. She demanded that the government put an immediate end to uncontrolled liquor sales and the shutting down of belt shops. "What is the future of women and children? Kids are getting addicted to alcohol. KCR must protect women, children and their health and future," she said.

The meeting was attended by senior party leaders including Dr K. Laxman, G. Premender Reddy, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, Ravindra Naik, BJP Mahila Morcha national executive member Akula Vijaya, state Mahila Morcha general secretary Sulochana, former mayor Karthika Reddy.

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