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India’s Congress promises jobs to women ahead of polls

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised that one-third of government jobs and seats in parliament would be reserved for women if his Congress party wins power in national elections. Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) An estimated 430 million women are eligible to vote in mammoth elections starting next month in India, which has one of the world’s lowest rates of female participation in the workforce. Gandhi, who is hoping to thwart Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for a second term in office, said it was important to address this gender imbalance and pledged […]

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