Uttar Pradesh state’s Congress party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi stated that the party will reserve 40% of it’s tickets for the state elections for women.
She stated that ‘this decision is for the girls of Uttar Pradesh. It is for women who want change.’
However, she stated that the candidates’ competence will determine whether she gets the ticket.
Congress is seen highlighting the gender issue in a state where multiple crimes against women have been reported, especially in the past year.