Guwahati News Desk: Calling for Goddess Durga, PM Narendra Modi reaffirms BJP government’s constant commitment to women’s safety and empowerment on Thursday.
Modi stresses Bengal’s unlimited enthusiasm for the Durga puja this year amid coronavirus outbreak.
In the web address to a gathering at Durga puja celebration organised by the BJP in West Bengal, Modi said, “From opening Jan Dhan accounts for 22 crore women, giving loans to them under the Mudra Yojana, to launching Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao initiative, granting permanent commission to women in the armed forces and extending maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks, we have taken a number of steps for their empowerment.”
He further said, “We are alert towards the security of women. We have strengthened laws against rape. Now, there is even provision for the death penalty to the perpetrators.”