Jammu, Sep 14 BJP today accused Congress of neglecting women during its rule.
Addressing a one-day Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha Working Committee Meeting here, its president Vijaya Rahatkar claimed only BJP has been concerned about the social and economic upliftment of women.
"Narendra Modi after becoming the Prime Minister launched a number of welfare schemes with an objective of making women self dependent and make her lead a dignified life in the society," she said.
She highlighted several initiaves of Modi Government like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Mudra Bank, Kanya Samridi Yojana, formulation of national women policy, passing of Bill on maternity leave for the empowerment of women.
Rahatkar said Jammu and Kashmir is the land of sacrifices and every nationalist feels pride in getting associated with work which is undertaken here.
State BJP President and MLA Sat Sharma said BJP has given 33 per cent reservation to women in its organisational setup and is committed to ensure that they get due representation in decision making bodies like Parliament and state Assembly.
He said the coalition government in the state has also launched exclusive schemes for women like Ladli Beti, Scooty Scheme and Marriage Assistance Scheme similar to Central government initiaves.
Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh lauded the contribution of women activists in giving the party strength in all three regions of the state.
"We claim that we are a party with difference because it is neither caste or region-based nor run by a family," he said, stressing the welfare schemes launched by the Centre and the state governments need to be popularised among the people.
State Education Minister Priya Sethi elaborated on the welfare schemes being launched for women by the state government and claimed that for the first time due care has been taken for women while formulating new projects.