Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said that the party will give 33 per cent to women in government jobs if elected to power. “Not just in Parliament and state legislatures, Congress will reserve 33% of all posts/vacancies for women in central govt, central govt organisations and CPSUs,” Gandhi said. He was addressing a press conference in Chennai.
Talking about the Rafale deal, Gandhi said, “We do not think there are questions about the capability of the Rafale aircraft. The only question we are raising is about Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani. There should be an investigation, the people should be punished.”
Earlier in the day, the Congress president interacted with students of Stella Maris College. On being questioned about Robert Vadra, Gandhi said, “The government has every right to investigate every person. Law must apply to everybody, not be applied selectively. PM has his name in govt documents that say he is directly responsible for negotiating parallelly with Dassault on Rafale. Investigate everybody, be it Mr Vadra or PM.”
Gandhi also addressed a public rally at Scott Christian College ground in Kanyakumari’s Nagercoil, later.
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On the other hand, PM Modi Wednesday appealed to Opposition leaders to encourage voter participation in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tagging Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and MK Stalin in a tweet, the PM said high voter participation “augers well for our democratic fabric”.