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Priyanka Gandhi Names 50 Women Candidates, Including Unnao Rape Victim’s Mother, For Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls

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New Delhi: The Congress party on Thursday announced the first list of 125 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh polls. Addressing the media, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said that 50 women have been given tickets in the first list. 

As per the reports, Congress has nominated Asha Singh, the mother of the Unnao rape victim, as a contestant in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Announcing the list, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Out of the total 125 candidates announced for the Uttar Pradesh elections, 40 per cent are women, while 40 per cent are the youth. With this historic initiative, we hope to bring in a new kind of politics in the state.”

“Some of the women on our list are journalists, some are struggling for the various causes. There are social workers, there are women who have suffered immense atrocities,” Priyanka Gandhi said as she announced the name of candidates during a virtual press conference.

“We have tried to field such candidates who have struggled for seeking justice in Uttar Pradesh and have power to fight,” she added.

Earlier, when Priyanka Gandhi released the party’s manifesto “Shakti Vidhan” for women ahead of state Assembly elections, she promised that 40 per cent of the candidates that the party will select for Uttar Pradesh elections will be women.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections are scheduled to begin from February 10, 2022 and will continue till March 7, 2022. The elections will take place in seven phases for the poll-bound state. 

The elections for the 403 assembly constituencies will take place in seven phase on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3 and 7.

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