Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a few clippings of a marathon organised by the party in Jhansi which was attended by thousands of women.
This marathon is part of the Congress’ latest campaign, ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ (I’m a girl, I can fight), focusing on women and women empowerment in Uttar Pradesh where the Assembly election is approaching next year. Sharing the clippings from the massive gathering, the Congress general secretary wrote that ‘the Uttar Pradesh government, led by Yogi Adityanath, did not permit a similar marathon in Lucknow.’
She also stated that girls from Jhansi have sent the message to the world that they will not tolerate such moves by the state government. “Yogi Adityanath sir, you talk about anti-women stuff like controlling them. Hence, you did not allow the women’s marathon in Lucknow. Girls of Jhansi have sent you a message that they will not tolerate. They will fight for their rights. If you can hold rallies, girls can run,” Vadra said.
Priyanka has launched a vigorous campaign targeting women voters, who make up half the state’s electorate numbers. This campaign rolled out a specific manifesto with a bunch of promises on December 8.
While addressing a press conference in Lucknow, she said, “Women empowerment is possible only when women get equal rights and get respect. The Congress is committed to giving equal rights and respect to women power.”
“We will make education accessible to daughters by giving them smartphones and electronic scooters on an educational basis. Congress will fulfil the promise made to daughters. The Congress will make the education of daughters accessible.”