BJP plans 'Ugadi' campaigning by women

BJP plans 'Ugadi' campaigning by women

Cine artiste Shruti speaks at the BJP's women's convention, organised as part of BJP's campaigning for its candidate Pralhad Joshi, at Gokul Garden in Hubballi on Sunday.

This Ugadi, BJP Mahila Morcha members in most of the areas in the City are expected to visit several households, distributing 'bevu, bella' and applying kumkum to women, while also seeking votes for the BJP in Lok Sabha elections.

Planning to utilise 'women power' during the campaigning in a special manner, BJP leaders are planning this door-to-door campaigning by women on the festival day. BJP's women workers are asked to explain the works of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and MP Pralhad Joshi, distributing the booklets, while seeking votes.

"Women play a key role in campaigning, and they can reach all households. This time, the winning margin of BJP candidate Pralhad Joshi should be increased to two lakh. People should be convinced that voting for Joshi is nothing but voting for Modi himself," BJP's Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency unit co-convener Mallikarjun Savakar said, telling the party's women's wing workers how to campaign, especially on 'Ugadi' day.

If possible, oath to vote BJP can also be taken from willing people, he added, at the BJP's women's convention held at Gokul Garden here on Sunday.

BJP Mahila Morcha's Hubballi-Dharwad Central Assembly constituency unit president Uma Mukund noted that women workers have already started door-to-door campaigning, and details of Ugadi activity are being chalked out. Mahila Morcha's office-bearers in each ward are given the responsibility of campaigning in their wards, she added.

Shruti speaks

At the convention, cine artiste Shruti asked women workers to perform puja at their houses on the polling day, with a commitment for voting for the country's development.

Shruti noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown confidence in the strength of women, by giving key portfolios to Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitaraman and others.

'Jan Dhan' scheme helped a lot of women. Demonetisation of higher denomination currency notes was a bitter pill to treat black money and corruption diseases in the country. If Modi had to do election politics, he would have introduced schemes like 'Annabhagya', but he took bold decisions keeping the future of the country in view, she observed, raising 'Mein Bhi Chowkidar' slogan.

Tejaswini issue

Pralhad Joshi's wife Jyoti Joshi said, not giving BJP ticket for Ananthkumar's wife Tejaswini in Bengaluru South constituency was a disappointing move. But she should be lauded for her commitment to work for the country and the party. Let she get better positions in coming days, she said.

Jyoti also criticised Congress Party chief Rahul Gandhi.

Giving examples for women power in politics, MLA Jagadish Shettar stated that Rahul Gandhi went for a second seat because of Smriti Irani, and Sumalatha's contest has made Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy not to leave Mandya.

Women workers played a key role in the victory of BJP candidates in recent elections, but, over-confidence is not desirable, Shettar said.

Pralhad Joshi, Shilpa Jagadish Shettar, Seema Masuthi, Anasuya Hiremath, Ashwini Majjagi, Menaka Huralil, Nagesh Kalburgi, Radhabai Safare, and others were present.