Rahul Gandhi’s Target: 50% Women Chief Ministers In 10 Years

Ernakulam: Rahul Gandhi pitched strongly for more women politicians on Friday.

Inaugurating a Kerala Mahila Congress Convention named ‘Utsaah’ here, the Congress leader said that the party should actively promote women within their organisational structure and set a target of 50% women chief ministers in the next 10 years.

“Today, we (Congress) don’t have a single woman chief minister. But I know many women in the Congress party have qualities to be very good chief ministers,” Rahul said.

“If we want to have a mahila chief minister, then we should have thousands of women at the panchayat level. I was thinking about a good goal for the Congress party abo ut women and that would be to have 50% of chief ministers to be women 10 years from now,” the senior party leader commented.

Rahul, who is on a two-day visit to Kerala, recalled major roles that Congress women have played previously.

“They have more patience than men, they have a longer-term vision than men, they are more sensitive, they’re more compassionate,” he said.

Rahul slammed Rashtriya Swamyamsevak Sangh (RSS) for not having enough women in their organisation and claimed that this is what distinguishes Congress from the BJP.

“The central fight between BJP and Congress is about how women should be treated… In its entire history, RSS has not allowed women into its rights… the RSS is purely a male organisation. We believe that women should be allowed to make choices,” Rahul claimed.

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