Congress President Sonia Gandhi finally has taken the much-awaited decision of securing her son Rahul Gandhi's political career as Vice President of the party. Now, she started focusing on upcoming Lok Sabha election in 2014 and it seems that security for women in the country is one among her prior concerns to woo the countrymen.
Addressing party leaders and workers at Chintan Shivir in Jaipur on Saturday, Jan 19, Mrs Gandhi claimed that horrific incidents such as the recent infamous gang-rape in Delhi should not happen in the country.
"The barbaric gangrape in the national capital shook the entire country. The Delhi gang-rape victim in many ways is a symbol of women and children who suffer from a similar fate," said Mrs Ganndhi.
She also asserted that it was every woman's fundamental and constitutional right to feel safe in the country. The UPA Chairperson also was quoted as saying, "I will personally press for the passage of Women's Reservation Bill."
Encouraging party officials citing the upcoming election, Mrs Gandhi said, "Only 15 months are left for elections. If we work with unity and discipline there is no reason why we won't get people's mandate again."
"We should understand that people are disillusioned by the political institutions, we should be sensitive to that and bring changes to that effect," she added.
About the participation of the young leaders in the national politics, Sonia said she was happy that the youth of the party was taking over more responsibilities. As the party members cheered for Congress's newly-appointed Vice President Rahul Gandhi, the party president said it was good that the young leaders of the party were getting an opportunity to play an important part in country's politics.
(With PTI inputs)