We hope Congress will field 5 women candidates from Maharashtra: Alka Lamba

all india women Congress President Alka Lamba on Tuesday said the party’s women’s wing is hopeful that at least five of the total 48 seats the party will allocate to women candidates in Maharashtra in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024, PTI reported.

Lok Sabha elections are likely to be held in April-May this year.

Congress will contest the elections as a component of the India Bloc.

“There are 48 seats in Maharashtra and we (Congress) are contesting on about 20 seats. We have received the biodata of women for 20 seats as they want to contest as our party candidates. Their biodata is as per the party’s Maharashtra “In-charge Ramesh Chennithala and state unit president Nana Patole,” he said according to PTI.

“We are hopeful that five women will be given candidature in the state (by Congress),” she said, according to PTI.

According to the news agency report, Alka Lamba announced that if the India Bloc comes to power at the Center after the elections, then the hurdles in the implementation of the Women’s Reservation Bill will be removed and it will be implemented in the country.

“Obstacles in the implementation of the Women’s Reservation Bill will be removed and it will be implemented after the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 by the time of assembly elections to be held in five states of the country,” he said, reported on Tuesday.

Alka Lamba criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government for implementing it Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA),

He said, “This Act would have been implemented 10 years ago. But it has been done now to divert people’s attention from the problems of the farmers’ movement and electoral bonds.”

The Center on Monday invoked the controversial CAA 2019, a move that comes four years after the controversial law was passed and paves the way for citizenship for undocumented non-Muslim immigrants who came to India before December 31, 2014, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Does.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said his party’s government will conduct caste census and economic and financial survey, and also strengthen the Forest Rights Act, PTI reported.

Speaking in Maharashtra’s tribal-dominated Nandurbar district as his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra was entering the state from Gujarat, he said tribals constitute eight per cent of India’s population, and Congress will ensure that they get proportionate benefits, according to PTI. meet. Share in development.

(With PTI inputs)