Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched the party's Kerala election campaign in Kochi on Tuesday evening with a call for women empowerment.
Rahul addressed the gathering with the began with `ende booth, ende abhimanam’ and wanted all members to follow it in its true spirit. He said more women should come forward to be active in politics and the state leadership should take all steps for this and announced that if Congress came to power, it would ensure passage of the Women's Reservation Bill.
Rahul, who received a warm welcome on arrival at Kochi international airport, said farmers too were important for his party and pointed out that on coming to power in three States recently, the governments there waived farm loans. He visited the house of late Congress leader and Wayanad MP MA Shanavas. He would be holding talks with UDF leaders before leaving for Delhi tonight.