Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the Women's Reservation Bill was part of the abiding commitment of the party to the empowerment of the aam aadmi (common man) along with several other legislations of the government.
Addressing the party general secretaries, senior members and PCC presidents on how to commemorate the 125th foundation day of the party, she said, "Our abiding commitment to the empowerment of the aam aadmi must be conveyed with clarity."
She said, "The Right to Information marked a revolutionary step for transparent governance...The NREGA
empowered the rural masses with guaranteed right to work. The right to education will provide quality primary education to
all our children and now, the Women's Reservation Bill - when it comes to fruition it would be realisation of Rajivji's
vision to empower women politically".
Describing the completion of 125 years of the party's existence as a "momentous occasion", she said for the people
of India and thousands of Congressmen and women across the country, it is time to recall the struggle.
"No other party can claim to have a legacy as rich as ours," she said, referring to the freedom struggle under the
leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and his colleagues.