“I even want to say that you may get a surprise about who wins in Gujarat, how it happened and by what margin,” he told a seminar organised by Mahila Congress on the eve of the final round of polling in the state.
Rahul held up the campaign conducted by the party in Gujarat as example of how Congress should fight state elections. “The merger I saw between Congress and people of Gujarat, the way they had a dialogue, the discussions they had, it is something very powerful. I want that Congress should work like this in every state — it should respect people, listen to what they say and fight elections unitedly, systematically,” he said.
Set to take over the party reins formally from mother Sonia Gandhi this week, the Gandhi scion remarked, “Unfortunately, we don’t have a woman president anymore. We will have to compensate for that. At least in states, we will have to give women chief ministers. We will work on that together.” He mentioned that Sonia Gandhi had pushed women’s agenda and “pushed number of women forward”.
Touching upon women’s quota, Rahul Gandhi said Congress would force the government to implement reservation for women in legislatures like it had forced the Centre to make changes in the GST, calling it “Gabbar Singh Tax”. Speaking at his first function after being elected AICC president, Rahul said Congress would redefine women’s role in the party structure. He said empowerment of women was the basic difference between Congress and the RSS.
Source : timesofindia