Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated on Sunday that educating women and empowering them financially would be a fitting tribute to Ahilyadevi Holkar, the legendary 18th-century governor of the state of Indore.
He was speaking at an event held in Baramati, Pune district, to commemorate Holkar’s 298th birthday.
In his Kannada-language address, Siddaramaiah recalled Holkar’s life and times.
Education and economic independence for women would be a fitting tribute to Ahilyadevi Holkar,” he said.
Siddaramaiah stated, “We’ve taken steps towards achieving this objective by providing free bus travel across Karnataka for women and by depositing Rs 2,000 per month into the bank accounts of women who are the primary breadwinners in their households.”
The Chief Minister of Karnataka stated that free bus travel for women was implemented within 24 hours of his inauguration, while the Rs 2,000 per month pledge would be implemented on August 15 of this year.
He also stated that the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will win the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections and that they should implement these programmes for women.
On this occasion, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, his daughter and party working president Supriya Sule, Maharashtra Assembly Opposition Leader Ajit Pawar, and senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat were present.
Source- The print