Bhubaneswar, Dec 6 (LocalWire): Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders will meet representatives of seven national parties and 15 regional parties across the country seeking support to 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies.
The party on Wednesday released a list of delegations of senior party leaders, who are assigned to meet representatives of 22 political parties, including Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The move came a day after BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to pass the bill.
The state assembly has already passed an unanimous bill for the same.
The BJD delegations would meet representatives of BJP, Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Maxist) [CPI-M] and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
They would also meet regional parties like Samajwadi Party (SP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)], Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)], Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).