Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has infused a new hope and freshness into India’s politics with her campaign to bring women into the political mainstream.
Over the last 7 years, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Ajay Bisht aka Yogi Adityanath and their band of bullies have led the Nation’s politics into an abyss. They have given us a politics of dividing communities, intimidating the weak, inflicting suffering upon the marginalized and silencing those who dare raise their voice. They have infected our politics with hate, fear, misery and despair. Priyanka Ji’s inspired slogan of ‘Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun’ has come like a breath of fresh air that has rekindled the national imagination, inspired the Congress’ rank and file and reminded our people the true meaning of political vision.
‘Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun’ is not merely a campaign slogan. It is a movement to which Priyanka Gandhi and the Uttar Pradesh Congress have committed themselves. As part of this campaign, they have reached out and given confidence to women in large numbers and most importantly, stood by their commitment to fielding a large number of women as candidates. There is no doubt that the Congress candidate list for Uttar Pradesh will be historic for the number of women fielded in any election in India.
‘Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun’ is an idea whose impact will extend far further than Uttar Pradesh and far longerthan just the upcoming election. It will spark the national imagination with the idea that India cannot be complete without its women getting their rightful place in defining our future. It will highlight the systematic discrimination that keep women from their rightful place in society and politics. It will force the political class to open the doors of politics and empower women to enter them. The collective result will be nothing short of a national transformation. A transformation towards a more humane, just and inclusive society. A transformation that will add yet another feather of achievement in the Congress Party’s long list of contributions to building the Nation.
There is no doubt that the people of Uttar Pradesh and the entire nation will embrace this vision and join the Congress Party in this revolution.
Jai Congress.Jai Hind. Jai Jagat.