Congress plans to rope in more women to join party

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi is all set to address an all-women public meeting, Stree Shakti Samavesh, in Bijapur district of Karnataka during his three-day campaign starting February 24. This public meeting will roll out the party's plans to rope in more women into its fold, with Mahila Congress pressing into action already by charting outreach strategies. In the recently held Congress Working Committee meet, party president Rahul Gandhi too laid emphasis on the need to boost women representation in Congress…

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is all set to address an all-women public meeting, Stree Shakti Samavesh, in Bijapur district of Karnataka during his three-day campaign starting February 24.

This public meeting will roll out the party’s plans to rope in more women into its fold, with Mahila Congress pressing into action already by charting outreach strategies.

In the recently held Congress Working Committee meet, party president Rahul Gandhi too laid emphasis on the need to boost women representation in Congress at all levels.

Sushmita Deb, Mahila Congress President, said, “The vision of Congress president includes greater participation of women in the party and electoral politics. He is very clear that capable women who are willing to compete and have potential must be encouraged.”

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Interestingly, while campaigning in Gujarat and Meghalaya, Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly said that he is keen to make women chief ministers in Congress-ruled states.

The Amethi MP had also stated that more and more capable women will be given party tickets to contest at various levels of polls.

Reportedly, taking a cue from Gandhi’s speeches, Congress has already launched a potential women candidate ‘identifying’ process.