Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi has promised to strive to pass the women’s reservation bill in the Parliament and a policy of zero tolerance towards atrocities on women, if Congress comes to power at the Centre in the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

During an interaction with women at a convention in Jeypore town in Koraput district of Odisha, Mr. Gandhi said that “there is an urgent need to provide reservation for women in state assemblies and Lok Sabha to ensure their empowerment. The Congress is keen to ensure this.”

He continued, “If the Congress comes to power, our approach will be zero tolerance towards atrocities against women. They should get speedy justice.”

Referring to Odisha, the Congress Chief claims that is his party is voted to power in the state, all women would be offered free education, be it in medical or engineering or any other fields.

Mr. Gandhi further said that “All women, particularly tribals, Dalits and those belonging to the backward categories should get free education to ensure they are truly empowered.”

At the outset, Mr. Gandhi has congratulated all women on March 8, International Women’s Day.

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