International Women’s Day 2022: What Indian politicians are tweeting

Priyanka Gandhi strikes a chord with women | Source: National HeraldPhoto Credit: National Herald

Indian politicians take to Twitter to convey women’s day greetings

The International Women’s Day 2022 is being marked world-over today, with this year’s theme being “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

Indian politicians are not left behind and tweeting out messages to women today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that women’s empowerment will be a point of focus for the government. Flagship programmes of the government like financial inclusion were also mentioned in later tweets.

The Prime Minister is also due to address a seminar today evening at 6 PM on the occasion, being organised in Kutch, Gujarat. According to a PIB press release, “The Seminar is being organized to recognise the role of women saints in the society and their contribution towards women empowerment.”

It will include sessions on culture, religion, female upliftment, social status and the role of women in Indian culture. 

Meanwhile, opposition leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted that women must get their “long-pending due”.

Meanwhile, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will take out an all-women march in Lucknow, which has seen the active presence of politicians lately with polling winding up for Uttar Pradesh state elections.

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Kumar Lallu said, “Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will lead the march in which all-women office bearers of the party and others will take part.”

He added that the march will start from 1090 crossing and end at Uda Devi statue near National Botanical Garden.

Vadra had given the slogan ‘ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon’ (I am a woman, I can fight) before plunging into the campaigning. During the course of the campaign, she spoke about giving space to women candidates to fight elections.

Congress has given a higher-than-ever share of its tickets to women candidates in Uttar Pradesh this time.

Photo Credits for both images: India Today

Ex-Chief Minister of Rajasthan and BJP National Vice-President Vasundhara Raje sent her messages for the day, focusing on #NariShakti or women’s power. Incidentally, today is also her birthday.

Source: PTI and edited by Rishika Singh