Decision Maker Response

Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s response

Mar 29, 2019 — Dear Citizens,

I have received this petition asking for a clampdown on the practice of Pradhan pati, which is in contradiction to women’s empowerment. I am happy to note that this petition was started by Vimlesh Kumarji, a Mahila Pradhan herself who actively runs her village panchayat and wants to make things better for other Mahila Pradhans.

Firstly, I want to salute Vimleshji for taking on this battle against all odds. Secondly, I wish to convey to her and her 50,000 supporters that I understand the enormity of the issue.

I wish to reiterate the BJP’s commitment to women’s empowerment in all spheres in the truest sense. This is evidenced by the fact that for the first-time government flagship schemes focus strongly on women - be it in Swachh Bharat programme, Ujjwala scheme, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. For the first-time ever, we also have two women in the Union Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs.

We will continue to ensure that in the future women are empowered in the political sense too. As a member of the BJP and in light of this petition on Change.org, I will ensure that this concern is forwarded to the leadership of the BJP.

I would like you to remain updated about the work that my party and I are doing. Please follow me on Twitter @rajeev_mp

Thank you,
Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Member of Parliament