Lucknow . Congress gave a new slogan for Uttar Pradesh today. Which was also trended on Twitter. Congress started the Uttar Pradesh elections with the slogan "I am a girl, I can fight". Today Congress General Secretary and UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also made an important announcement in a press conference in Lucknow. To promote women empowerment, 40 percent seats have been announced to give tickets to women. Priyanka Gandhi said that Congress is committed for more and more women to take part in politics and it is also the pledge of Congress. This is the first time in independent India that any party has made such a big announcement for women.
Priyanka further said in the press conference that we are seeking applications for every assembly. Women can apply till 15th November. Tickets will be distributed on the basis of merit. We are women and we are with each other's struggle.
The same Priyanka further said that women should come forward and participate actively in politics, not for religion-caste, but women should come together and work to change the politics of the state. While taking a dig at BJP, he said that political parties think that they will make women happy by giving two thousand rupees and giving cylinders, but politics will not change like this.