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Her Govt, Centre have worked for women empowerment: Vasundhara Raje

Her Govt, Centre have worked for women empowerment: Vasundhara Raje

New Delhi/Dhaulpura, Oct 13 (UNI) As the electoral battle for Rajasthan heats up, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Saturday that her government and the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have taken several steps to empower women.

"My government is fulfilling what my mother used to wish for poor, downtrodden sections of society, particularly women. We have taken many initiatives to empower women. My mother was the biggest advocate of women empowerment. My government and Modi government at the Centre have taken several steps to empower women," she said after she flagged off the second leg of BJP women wing's Mahila Shashaktikaran Daud (Women Empowerment Race) from Dhaulpur in Rajasthan.

The election to 200-seat Rajasthan assembly is scheduled to be held on December 7 while Madhya Pradesh goes to poll on November 28 for 230-seats. Results will be declared on December 11.

The 400-km race is being organised from Gwalior to Delhi to mark the 100th Birth Anniversary of Rajamata Vijayaraje Scindia.

Flagging off the race at an impressive ceremony on Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border near Chambal river, Ms Raje said she was honoured to be part of the journey which is being held in the name of her mother.

The Chief Minister, who travelled for around 40 km in the yatra in Rajasthan before it entered Uttar Pradesh, further said it was a matter of great pride and honour to receive the yatra and thanked BJP Mahila Morcha President Vijaya Rahatkar for organising the race and bringing women from all walks life to celebrate the life of Rajmata.

"I admire grit and hard work of Vijaya Rahatkar ji for having organised such a grand event. I also thank all participating women for running the marathon under severe heat conditions. It is real tribute to Rajmata," she added.

Later the race entered Uttar Pradesh where it was received by state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.

The UP leg of race will mainly cover Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan areas before entering Haryana on Monday afternoon where it will be received by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Welcoming the race, Mr Sharma said UP was honoured to welcome race being organised in the memory of Rajmata who had had long and personal association with Uttar Pradesh.

The yatra was flagged off from Gwalior, the home of Rajmata, by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday.

After completing Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan leg it will pass through Uttar Pradesh before entering Haryana on Monday afternoon. It will end in Delhi on October 16 where BJP President Amit Shah will receive it at a grand function to be held at Talkatora stadium.

Apart from 100 BJP women wing workers who are taking part in 400-km long relay Marathon, some important celebrities are also participating organised to highlight various pro-women initiatives taken by Modi government, according to an official statement.

The BJP’s women wing celebrating Scindia’s birthday on October 12 in all 200 assembly constituencies through rituals and prayers.

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