33% quota in jobs for women if we form govt: Rahul

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Upbeat about having sewed up electoral alliances in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, Rahul said talks in J&K were in the final stages.

He asked the gathering, "Did you like demonetisaton?" "This is clearly in violation of MCC", he said. "PM should have taken your advice".

When Rahul said, "I genuinely feel love for the Prime Minister", the students broke into laughter and raised their voices, to which he repeated "I genuinely do (love him)". The law must not be applied selectively. One student asked about the investigation into Robert Vadra, his brother-in-law.

"I learnt from Modi that when he attacks me, throws anger at me, he trains me not to reply in anger.so I can not hate Modi.do you hate people who teach you things.no", he said. I don't have any animosity towards him.

Reacting to the development, Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it was a sad day in the global fight against terrorism.

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However, deep inside, he said, he felt affection for Modi and he thought Modi was angry "because he is not able to see the beauty of the world". "I wanted to show affection and hugged him". It is not only about spending money on education, but also independence on education. To a student's question related to women empowerment, Rahul replied, "I don't think women should be second to men in any way".

He said that if the UPA formed a government, the Women's Reservation Bill would be passed and 33 per cent of jobs in central and state governments would be reserved for women. "It will be the first order that the Congress government will sign when it comes to power after the 2019 general elections", Gandhi said at a public meeting on Wednesday in Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district as DMK leader M K Stalin and other allies looked on.

The Congress will fight the elections as part of DMK-led front that includes MDMK, CPI, CPI-M, VCK, IUML, IJK and KDMK. The opposition party's highest decision-making body, Congress Working Committee met in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Members agreed that "no sacrifice is too great in this endeavour to defeat the ideology of RSS/BJP, no effort too little; this battle will be won".

The code of conduct came into effect on March 10, when the EC announced the schedule of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

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