Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said his party favoured “giving” equal rights to women.
“Society can progress only when half of its population gets equal rights and justice…Samajwadi Party is in favour of giving equal rights to women…Constitution has given them equal rights and the society also needs to give them their rightful place,” he said.
He was speaking at a function organised by an NGO to provide means of livelihood to victims of domestic violence and oppression.
“The right socialism will come only when women become financially capable and prosperous,” he said adding that half the population is making advancement through its hard work.
Since women often do not come out open on the problems faced by them, voluntary organisations need to work along with the government to improve their lot, Akhilesh said.