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Modi govt looks at building women-specific narrative for 2019 polls

There would be schemes that directly benefit women, like maternity benefit of Rs 6,000 and Ujjwala

Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a famous victory on the back of a narrative that articulated the hopes and aspirations of the youth. For the 2019 polls, the Modi government believes that as part of its pro-poor focus, it should roll out schemes that help empower women, which the party hopes to cultivate as its dedicated support base. The BJP’s win in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly polls has emboldened the top leadership to pursue a pro-woman agenda. Prime Minister  Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have acknowledged the ...

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 19:28 IST
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