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Priyanka Gandhi Announces 40% Tickets For Women in UP Polls

Urging more women to come and join the fight with her to change the politics of UP, Priyanka stated that the collection of applications for elections will be up to November 15.

Priyanka Gandhi in her speech said on Tuesday that ‘politics of hate’ can be revolutionised by women in politics. With this, she announced that 40% of Congress poll tickets will be for women. She also added that women will take part in full zest in UP’s politics.

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However, when asked about herself contesting the election, she said she has not yet decided about it.

Responding to a question of ANI, she said she has to fight one day or the other and repeated that the decision has not been made yet.

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Another question that was asked was will this decision move party leaders supporting their wives, daughters and other women of the family for elections?

In reply, she said that it is quite possible and that Congress is just taking the first step towards women empowerment.

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She further added that she wanted to reserve 50 per cent of the poll tickets for women but after consulting with the party leaders she stuck to 40 per cent.

The poll ticket application deadline is extended to November 15 which was previously closed on October 15 only for women so that more women can come forward and take part. She urged women with the thought process that if they won’t change, they must not wait.

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