Bengaluru: Jutting the women leaning schemes and accomplishments of his government as a poll slat for Karnataka elections, including the decision of giving two key portfolios to women colleagues, to attract women towards the BJP fold, at the upcoming May 12 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the Karnataka Mahila Morcha to concentrate on its efforts in bringing more women voters to the polling station.
In his third part of an interactive video conferencing session with a state party wing, after the BJP workers and the Raitha Morcha, Modi was vocal about ensuring that the party cadre concentrates on the booth level to win the 2018 elections.
Using two photographs of defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a world defense ministers meet and that of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at a world external affairs ministers conclave, the sole women amidst a group of men at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet in China, Modi portrayed that the current dispensation at the center was giving women the opportunity to lead the country in matters of national security.
The PM also showed an advertisement video outlining the benefits of the schemes launched by the BJP government in the country.
Modi also projected that his was the only government that considered giving the Padmashree awards to unknown women from various quarters of lives who have dedicated themselves to a cause and recalled two women from Karnataka who were recognized and given the prestigious awards to establish a connect with the local audience.
During his 45 minutes interaction, the PM also recalled the schemes of BJP state president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa from 2008 BJP government like Bhagyalakshmi, Bala Sanjeevani and free cycles for girl students in the state.