Shiv Sena launches yet another programme to woo women voters

The party has entrusted the charge of the ‘Pratham Ti’ programme to 20 women Sena leaders to hold phase-wise meetings across 25 districts of the state.
The Shiv Sena on Monday kick-started the ‘Pratham Ti’ (she first) programme in Parbhani to reach out to the women across the state and address their issues.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
The Shiv Sena on Monday kick-started the ‘Pratham Ti’ (she first) programme in Parbhani to reach out to the women across the state and address their issues.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Copy Link
Mumbai | By, Mumbai

The Shiv Sena on Monday kick-started the ‘Pratham Ti’ (she first) programme in Parbhani to reach out to the women across the state and address their issues. This is the party’s second such initiative after the ‘Mauli Samwad’ programme that was launched in August.

The party has entrusted the charge of the ‘Pratham Ti’ programme to 20 women Sena leaders to hold phase-wise meetings across 25 districts of the state.

The first phase of the programme will be conducted between September 9 and 11 and will be held in Parbhani, Nanded, Solapur, Aurangabad and Osmanabad.

With the state Assembly polls a month away, the Sena has already started reaching out to various voter bases. Under the ‘Mauli Samwad’ programme, Sena secretary Aadesh Bandekar, a popular Marathi television personality, holds a dialogue with women from different parts of the state, addressing their issues.

The party had launched the ‘Aaditya Samwad’ programme in August, where Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray interacts with the youth of the state and answers their questions.

Sena leaders said that the ‘Pratham Ti’ initiative will take ‘Mauli Samwad’ forward and reach out to women from all economic and social backgrounds to know their challenges and demands.

“We intend to make women a part of the Shiv Sena, whether it is through joining the party, or by participating in shaping the policy and manifesto. We will create awareness about what the Sena has been doing and our stand on various issues. We are asking them to give their perspective so that we can engage better with them not just in policy-planning but also in the political space,” said Priyanka Chaturvedi, deputy Sena leader.

A Sena functionary said that women constitute about half of the voters in the state, and the ‘Pratham Ti’ programme will attract this huge voter base.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Swapnil Rawal is Principal Correspondent with the Hindustan Times. He covers urban development and infrastructure. He had long stints with leading national dailies and has experience of over a decade in journalism.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Nikhil Bhamre, who was arrested in Nashik for allegedly posting derogatory comments on Sharad Pawar, was produced before a Thane court on Thursday. Praful Gangurde/HT Photo

    Two years later, Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale arrested in atrocities case

    More than two years after Chitale was booked under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly posting derogatory comments on Buddhism, the Rabale police on Thursday arrested Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale. A resident of Ghansoli and a final-year law student, Swapnil Jagtap then alleged that he had received a screenshot on WhatsApp about Chitale's Facebook post on March 1, 2020, and comments below it by one Suraj Shinde.

  • The NASI now has 1,856 fellows from all parts of the country. Of these, 250 are women scientists and researchers amounting to over 12%. (File photo)

    Women scientists excelling in science & technology in country: NASI records

    Efforts by one of the top scientific institutions of the country—National Academy of Sciences, India — to increase participation of women in the field of science and technology have started to pay off now. Neeraj Kumar, executive secretary, NASI, Prayagraj said the institution gives fellowship to just around 50 scientists every year who are selected by top scientists of the country. The Prayagraj academy, founded in 1930, is the oldest of all Indian science academies.

  • SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar has suspended 89 policemen, which includes seven SHOs, 26 sub-inspectors, 16 head constables, 37 constables and one follower. Meanwhile, 44 policemen, including 23 sub-inspectors, a head constable and 14 constables were sent to police lines. (Pic for representation)

    Since January, action taken against 132 erring cops by Prayagraj SSP

    In an attempt to enforce accountability, take corrupt and lax cops to task and improve the overall law and order in the district, SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar has taken action against 132 policemen ever since taking charge in January this year. During these 131 days, Kumar has suspended 89 policemen, which includes seven SHOs, 26 sub-inspectors, 16 head constables, 37 constables and one follower.

  • Thane police, on Thursday, arrested 11 persons for allegedly running a fake call centre from Thane and targeting American citizens to extort money. (HT FILE PHOTO)

    11 arrested in Thane for running fake call centre

    The Thane police, on Thursday, arrested 11 persons for allegedly running a fake call centre from Thane and targeting American citizens to extort money. During the raid, police seized laptops, modem, mobile phones, router, registers and computer hard disk computer besides 3.25 lakh cash. They have been produced before the court and remanded to police custody till May 26. A raid was conducted on Thursday.”

  • Earlier, the AKTU even semester exams were scheduled from May 25 to June 15. (File photo)

    AKTU even semester exams rescheduled, to be held from June 4 to 27

    Now the regular and carryover even semester undergraduate and postgraduate exams of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University for the session 2021-22 will be held from June 4 to 27. Earlier, the exams were scheduled from May 25 to June 15. About 1.15 lakh candidates will appear in this examination to be held in two shifts in offline mode. To maintain the integrity of the examination, two observers have been deployed at each center.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, May 19, 2022