Lucknow: By emphasizing on bringing women into the mainstream of politics, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is trying to cross the Congress’s election lines in Uttar Pradesh. Associating himself with the dialogue from the famous film Deewar, he said, “I have behens (women).”
Priyanka, in a conversation with a TV channel on Wednesday, associated herself with the famous dialogue of the film ‘Deewar’. He was asked whether the Congress has no basis of caste or religion in Uttar Pradesh, so it has started the talk of women. To this the party general secretary said, “Have you heard that dialogue of Amitabh Bachchan in the film Deewar? In it, Amitabh Bachchan asked his brother (Shashi Kapoor playing the role of Amitabh’s brother in the film) that I have a car, I have a bungalow, this is… that is….. Then Shashi Kapoor said I have a mother. So I am saying that I have sisters (women).”
“I have sisters, sisters will bring change in politics.”
— UP Congress (@INCUttarPradesh) December 22, 2021
Significantly, in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Priyanka Gandhi is paying more attention to politics, especially women-centric. He has announced to give 40 percent tickets to women in the upcoming assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, Priyanka had released the Congress’s first women’s manifesto ‘Shakti Vidhan’ on December 8. In this manifesto, when the Congress government is formed in Uttar Pradesh, he has given 40 percent reservation for women in government jobs, 40 percent reservation for women in ration shops, enterprises that employ women equal to 50 percent of their total labor force. He had made many promises including giving tax exemption to women, giving priority to women in MNREGA and giving 25 percent posts in the police force to women.
Priyanka is calling on women to recognize their power in almost every rally. Describing the women’s conference organized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Prayagraj on Tuesday, he had said that the Prime Minister has bowed before the power of women, that is why this program has been organized. (agency)