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‘Women must be free to choose career, marriage’

‘Women must be free to choose career, marriage’
Chai Pe Charcha is a campaign to connect ot the people across the nation where anyone can interact with Modi through DTH, satellite service and social media from several tea stalls, set up by the party.

While interacting with the women, Modi expressed his satisfaction over their enthusiasm and appreciated their various suggestions and promised to implement it once BJP comes to power. He quipped: ‘I am seeing so many men in front of me. At least today I would have hoped to see more women.’ He further said, ‘Women are playing an important role in nation-building, we can’t deny that. At the root of all problems is how boys and girls are looked at differently even within the family. We need to change the outlook in the society. Women should be free to choose, whether it is about their career, education, marriage or having a family. Discrimination against women is the root of all troubles.’

On women’s education he said, ‘Mahatma Gandhi said when a woman is educated, two families are educated. I will add. Not just two families but two generations are educated. I found many schools did not have toilets forcing girls to drop out. I have run a campaign in Gujarat to improve this. Not just primary education and literacy, if we focus on other areas like offering incentives for women in research, we may get good results. It’s good to see more women are in the teaching profession. This is a good sign.’

Coming down heavily on the UPA government, he alleged, ‘The Centre has set up Rs. 1000 crore Nirbhaya Fund. From what I know, not a single penny has been spent. There are laws for everything but that is not enough. We need speedy justice to create fear in those who commit crime against women.’

He claimed that India could achieve its GDP target only by women’s participation in the economy. ‘I believe women are quicker than men to adapt to new technology and economic freedom plays a very important role in empowering women. We need to work on improving the image of the police in India. We need to recruit women in police forces in greater numbers.’
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