Women voters on Shiv Sena radar

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 16 September 2017

New Sena women’s wing in-charge Trishna Vishwasrao, a former leader of house in BMC and the first woman to occupy the post, has asked women cadre to take up women-centric issues

Pune: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the women’s wing of the Shiv Sena has decided to focus on expanding the party base among women by taking up women-centric issues.

Addressing a press conference for the first time in Pune after being appointed Shiv Sena’s Pune women’s wing affairs in-charge, Trishna Vishwasrao said that the party has already started preparations for the 2019 elections and will win the maximum number of assembly seats from Pune.

The Sena women’s wing in Pune will be given a programme which will focus on addressing problems faced by women in the city. 

“Initially, I will focus on increasing the existing  strength of women party workers. The elected women representatives will be educated on how to create an impact as a corproator by carrying out development work in their areas,” Vishwasrao said. 

After snapping ties with its 25-year-old ally BJP, the Shiv Sena failed to make a mark in the civic elections. However, with the appointment of Vishwasrao, a former leader of house in the BMC and a seasoned corporator, the party hopes to boost its presence in Pune.


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