Congress announces 40 pc seats for women in UP elections

Lucknow: The Congress on October 19, 2021, pledged to give 40% seats to women in upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, and termed it as a historic decision.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made this announcement in a press conference here.  

The Congress also launched its poll slogan: ‘Ladki Hu, Lad Sakti Hu’ (I’m a girl; I can fight) for the 2022 UP Assembly Elections.

“Our decision is for every women of UP. Women’s participation in development works is essential. Women can change the picture of the country with their service,” Priyanka told reporters, adding that till date no party has taken such decision.

She further said that there is a need to fight for change in politics.

“If women will get their right in UP, then they will get it in the centre too.”

The Congress leader also said that the decision to give 40% seats to women is only based on the thinking of empowering women and nothing else.

On being asked about whether she would contest or not, Priyanka said that she has not decided on it yet, and will take a decision on it after some time.

Congress won seven seats out of 403 in 2017 UP Assembly elections.  (PW News)

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