Kochi, Jan 29 (PTI) Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said the Women’s Bill would be passed on a priority if voted to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Also Read - Chhattisgarh Local Congress Leaders and Workers Enter Into Ugly Brawl, Ex-Dist President Pushed | Watch
“The first thing we will do when we win the 2019 election is to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament,” he told a booth-level party workers meeting here. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Surge to Record-High Levels, Costs 33% More Than Aviation Fuel | Check City-Wise Rates
He was responding to a suggestion from a party worker that there was need for more women candidates. Also Read - No Alcohol And Drugs, No Public Criticism of Party: Congress' Requisites For New Members | Details Here
“We want to see women in position of leadership,” he added.
The bill seeking to reserve 33 per cent of seats in Parliament and legislature has been pending for a long time in view of lack of consensus.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.