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After Karnataka, Congress and BJP to fight again for women votes

Congress proposes 2 'guarantees' for women in MP; BJP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to transfer first installment of monthly allowance for women

Rajkot: People show their identification cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, in Rajkot, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Archis Mohan New Delhi

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s loss in Karnataka, where according to one post-poll study, 11 per cent more women voted for the Congress, has galvanised the BJP to enroll 200 women 'Kamal Mitras' in each of the 543 Lok Sabha seats. The lakh-such 'friends of the lotus', the BJP's election symbol, will across the country spread the message of Modi government's "15 flagship women centric schemes".

The Karnataka results and the Congress party's plan to replicate its electoral template in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh with women-centric schemes has the BJP worried. Of the 'five guarantees' Congress promised in Karnataka, at least three--free

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First Published: May 22 2023 | 8:29 PM IST

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