Even as YSRCP firebrand MLA RK Roja was prevented from attending the National Women’s Parliament at Amaravati and hurriedly dispatched to Hyderabad, the ‘first family’ of Andhra Pradesh fully utilised the meet for projecting itself.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s daughter-in-law Nara Brahmani sought to hog the limelight by speaking on women empowerment and the importance of education to achieve this. She did not forget to eulogized her grandfather late NT Rama Rao and father-in-law Chandrababu Naidu, but also referred to her father N Balakrishna’s ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni.’
She said Amaravati was the city of famous emperor Satakarni. “Satakarni venerated womanhood so much so that instead of the traditional practice of taking father’s name, he took mother’s name. Gautamiputra Satakarni or son of mother Gautami…” said Brahmani.
“A recent study shows only five per cent women in India make to top leadership positions in corporate sector against global average of 20 per cent,” she said. She said she believed that self-help is the key to women empowerment and urged women to take matters in their hands rather than waiting around endlessly for others to help them.