Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Sasmit Patra introduced three Private Member’s Bills in the Rajya Sabha today. These Bills are 1. The Sal Leaves Collectors and Traders’ Welfare Bill, 2022, 2. The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2022, and 3. The State Reorganization Commission Bill, 2022.
That apart, Patra demanded the passing of the 33% Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha in the Special Mention, he mentioned how Odisha Vidhan Sabha had passed a resolution demanding 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies.
He also mentioned how 22 BJD delegations were sent out to 22 national and regional parties by BJD president Naveen Patnaik asking for support for the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill.
Patra also stated that BJD had provided 33% reservation for women in Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections.