LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: INDIA DECIDES

33 per cent quota for women in government jobs : Rahul Gandhi

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS | KATHELENE ANTONY
Published Mar 14, 2019, 12:52 am IST
Updated Mar 14, 2019, 12:52 am IST
Rahul Gandhi asserted that women can’t be empowered in India unless the attitude towards them changes.
Rahul Gandhi vows reservation in national-level jobs for women.
 Rahul Gandhi vows reservation in national-level jobs for women.

Chennai: Asserting that law must not be applied selectively, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi too should be probed for alleged corruption in the Rafale deal just as his brother-in-law Robert Vadra is under investigation for alleged money laundering and land deals.

“I will be the first person to say it. Investigate Robert Vadra but also investigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said at a lively interaction with students of Stella Maris College for Women here on Wednesday.

 

He also announced that if his party comes to power it will reserve 33 per cent of all government jobs at the national level for women.

In the first such poll promise for women, Mr Gandhi said there were not many women in leadership position.

“I don’t see them leading enough companies. I don’t see them leading enough states. I don’t see enough of them in the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabhas,” he said.

“One of the things that we have decided that in 2019 we are going to pass the women’s reservation Bill in Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabhas and we are also going to reserve 33 per cent of all government jobs at the national level for women,” the Congress president said.

“I am a believer that women should be pushed into places of leadership. Generally women are smarter than men,” he said to a huge applause from the students.

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