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Congress Slams UP CM Yogi Adityanath Over No-Cabinet Rank Woman Minister

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022, Congress leaders slammed the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his comments on party not appointing a common woman as party president. They questioned him regarding no-cabinet rank woman minister in the state.

During a private media interaction recently, Adityanath asked why Congress was not appointing a common woman as the party chief. Responding to the question, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said that Yogiji was upset about Priyanka Gandhi’s decision to give 40 percent tickets to women. She said that he had earlier opposed women reservation bill in Parliament and doesn’t have any woman as the cabinet minister in their council.

“You want to control woman power. Better change your mindset,” said Shrinate.

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Currently, Yogi’s cabinet has three women ministers namingly Swati Singh, Neelima Katiyar and Gulab Devi. All three ministers have state Rank. Singh is MoS with independent charge of women and child welfare. Meanwhile, Gulab Devi is also MoS for secondary education and Neelima Katiya is the MoS for Higher Education, Science and Technology.

Ahead of the upcoming UP elections, the Congress announced that the party has separate manifesto for women. In a tweet in Hindi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said that their party has a seperate manifesto. She further said that when the Congress party forms the government, three LPG cylinders will be given for free to women annually and women will be able to travel for free in state government buses.

Other assurances include an honorarium of Rs 10,000 per month to ASHA and Anganwadi workers, pension of Rs 1000 to old widows and opening of 75 skill schools which will be named after the brave women.

Priyanka Gandhi last month said that all girls who have passed Class 12th will be given smartphones while all the girls who have graduated will be given electric scooters.