Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramiah, on Thursday, said the State government had taken all measures to ensure the safety of women.
Inaugurating a workshop on women’s problems and challenges organised by Karnataka State Women’s Commission, he said that post-Independence, there was gender bias, be it financially or with respect to education.
He added that there were persistant efforts to ensure equality. “Each girl child must be educated. With this, there will be financial stability and will strengthen the society,” Siddaramiah opined.
“No”, was the reply that came when the chief minister said that women were more strong mentally than men.
Responding to the same, he said that women, unlike most men did not indulge in wrong doings. “The role of a mother is important in the society. She is the one who moulds the child into what it grows up to be,” he replied.
Former minister Motamma, who reacted to women opposing her while she was talking, said that women were losing self respect by behaving in an unruly manner. She also questioned why BJP leader Tejaswini Gowda did not voice her opinion about the Congress when she was with the party.
“In order to get a firm hold in the BJP, she has been speaking this way. Why had the party not raised its voice when Soujanya’s case was reported and why the discrimination with the Therthahalli case,” she asked.
Motamma also said that the Women’s Commission was like a ‘non-venomous snake.’ “I have spoken to law minister T B Jayachandra and asked that the commission be strengthened,” she said.