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Committed to empowering women: Congress

Saturday, 8 March 2014 - 7:43pm IST | Agency: PTI

Congress is the sole outfit which is not only advocating for the cause of direct participation by women in government, but also pushing to give them 50 per cent representation in panchayats and municipal bodies, the party claimed on the occasion of International Women's Day today.

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today held a meeting of women workers, which was presided over by Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress president, Onika Mehrotra. Women from all sections of society were present at the meeting.

Addressing the women activists, DPCC president Arvinder Singh Lovely said that during its 15-year-long rule in Delhi, the previous Congress government had implemented over a dozen schemes for women's empowerment.

Congress leader Mukesh Sharma said that the time has come for the women of Delhi to give a fitting reply to communal and anarchical parties.

He also alleged that the manner in which former AAP minister Somnath Bharti had misbehaved with Ugandan women in the national capital had not only shamed the people but also exposed the real face of the party. 

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