Ahead Of International Women's Day on March 8, the Congress party has floated a contest on Instagram about the "history of women in politics in India". Posting three questions, the party has asked people about India's first woman president, first woman defence minister and first woman chief minister of an Indian state. The right answers will fetch the users cash prizes worth Rs 10,000 on International Women's Day.
#ContestAlert : Answer these questions about the history of women in politics in India, and get a chance to win ₹10,000. . . To participate: •Comment with the answers •Tag a female friend •Share this post as your story •Together win ₹10,000 (₹5,000 each) Contest Ends: 8th March 2019 #GiveAway #INC #Congress #PrizeMoney #WomensDay #ThisBillShallPass #WomenInPolitics #WomenEmpowerment
The International Women's Day contest comes days after the party had "reminded" PM Modi that that Indira Gandhi was the first woman defence minister of the country and not Nirmala Sitharaman.
On Friday, PM's office had tweeted, "I am proud that India's first woman Defence Minister is from Tamil Nadu."
To this, the Congress party had tersely replied, "FYI, Smt Indira Gandhi was the first woman Defence Minister of India - you should brush up your history - incase you missed this chapter during your Entire Political Science degree.
FYI, Smt Indira Gandhi was the first woman Defence Minister of India - you should brush up your history - incase you missed this chapter during your Entire Political Science degree. https://t.co/w3QEjkUpHH— Congress (@INCIndia) March 1, 2019
Indira Gandhi held the Defence Ministry office from 1980-82 when she was the prime minister of India.
The International Women's Day contest floated by Congress ends on March 8 and the winner takes away a cash prize of Rs 10,000. People can respond to the questions in the comments section of the post and they also have to tag their friends in the process.