Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his party workers at the headquarters in the national capital on Wednesday after an impressive win in Bihar Assembly Elections and the bypolls across the country. During the address, he credited women voters for the massive win. He thanked women of the state of Bihar and referred to them as ‘silent voters’.
Women are giving BJP ‘chance after chance’: PM Modi
PM Modi claimed that his political party BJP’s (Bhartiya Janata Party) fortune is due to the women voters of Bihar who have supported his campaigns. He said that they are giving BJP ‘chance after chance’. PM Modi added that it is “our mothers and sisters” who are the silent voters, for whom the party is working persistently. “Be it cooking gas or sanitary pads, BJP has schemes for them and party has worked for them even during the pandemic too,” he said.
BJP has a large group of silent voters as rural and urban women
The Prime Minister further added “I have been watching it on television since yesterday (i.e. Tuesday), there is a discussion going around in newspapers about the silent voters. The Bhartiya Janata Party has a large group of silent voters who are both the rural and urban women. The nari shakti (woman power) of our country India has proved to be the largest group of silent voters for us.”
During the address, Modi further elaborated on how his government has undertaken several reforms. He even talked about the welfare initiatives the central government has promoted for the people of India during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many big and stronger countries had got bogged down by the virus spread.
Interestingly, this year in Bihar elections, women voter turnout outnumbered men in the two phases of the elections.
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Shikha Chandra is an intern with SheThePeople.TV