33 pc tickets for women in UP assembly poll: Cong
Cong has decided to reserve 33 per cent party tickets for women candidates in the UP Assembly elections.india Updated: Jul 30, 2006 19:45 IST
The Congress has decided to reserve 33 per cent party tickets for women candidates in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due early next year.
The party would provide 33 per cent tickets to women candidates in the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state, UP Congress women's wing president Sudha Rai told reporters in Gorakhpur on Sunday.
The Congress, which is supporting the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government from outside, would have a 'decisive stake' in the next government after the fresh elections, she claimed.
Rai alleged that the inefficiency of the Samajwadi Party-led government was responsible for the "increasing atrocities against women" in the state.