Rahul wants ‘tsunami of women members’ in Congress
NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called
for a “tsunami of women members in the Congress” and said his party will field
women candidates in the upcoming assembly elections wherever possible.
“We have to transform the organisational structure of
the Congress. There has to be a tsunami of women members in the Congress,”
Rahul said. He was speaking at a function ‘Sankalp Diwas’ organised here by the
All India Mahila Congress to commemorate former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's
“Wherever there is a possibility of fielding women
candidates in elections, we will field them,” he said. The aim of the function
was to press for the women’s reservation bill that allows 33 per cent
reservation of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.
He also said police action alone cannot end the
oppression of women and argued that when women get empowered, the attitude of
men towards them changes and they give more respect. “We will have to give more
power to women,” the 44-year-old leader said.