Priyanka Gandhi said that all women who want to change the system are welcome to come forward and contest elections.
Lakhimpur Kheri violence:
In a significant decision that could prove to be a strategy for the Congress, in general, and the Indian politics, Congress General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, announced that her party would give 40 per cent tickets to the women in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. She said, “Any womwn who wants to contest can give an aplication ,” she announced at a press conference.
She said that this decision was for the woman named Paro, who held her hand in Prayagraj and had been told that she wanted to join in politics.” This decision is for the Vaishnavi in Chandauli and the sister–in–law of two rape victims of Hathras and Unnao, who are fighting for justice and against the system.”
This is for every woman who wants to be heard, whether it’s Laxmi Valmiki of Lucknow who wants to be a doctor, the daughter of journalist Raman Kashyap who was killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
The formula for Congress-ruled states:
This is for two women constables – Madhu and Pooja, who arrested Priyanka Gandhi in Sitapur and were with her till 4 a.m. Power today amounts to trampling over the weaker sections of the society, primarily women, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said. She said that more sensitive women could bring a change in the political system.
When asked that whether this formula of 40 per cent reservations for the women in polls would be extended to the Congress-ruled states, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “She was in charge of Uttar Pradesh and they have taken the decision here, if for those states, they are welcome to implement the formula.”
She said that women are being divided based on caste, which weakened their battle for justice. A woman’s struggle is not limited to a gas cylinder. It goes beyond that.
She said we have to rise above the shackles of casteism and communalism and come together. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, when was asked whether wives and daughters of leaders would not take advantage of this reservation, she said, “What is wrong with that if it leads to empowerment?
In Amethi, a village Pradhan’s wife contested and won elections. After some months, he met me and said that his wife has started making decisions in the house as well. This is empowerment,”
She said that the Congress party would help women fight elections, and the next time, they will be stronger. She further noted that the candidates would be decided based on merit.
Priyanka Gandhi, however, dodged questions about the chief ministerial candidate of the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh and whether she would contest elections.” These issues will be decided later, and we will let you know,” she stated. Talking about the opposition onslaught on her, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said,”
Lok Sabha seats:
The other parties should get more creative when the attack on her, Political tourist and Twitter leader have become stale, she told. In 2019, Congress sent Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to strengthen the party in Uttar Pradesh. Under her leadership, the Congress saw its vote dip from 7.5 per cent in 2014 to 6.4 per cent in 2019, and from two Lok Sabha seats in 2014 to one sit at the Lok Sabha in 2019.
She initiated the idea to contest the election from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 but later ducked the challenge.
Even after her failure as the Congress in-charge of Uttar Pradesh in 2019, her cheerleaders in the media and elsewhere tried hard to flaunt her political acumen.