tirsdag 19. april 2022

Why women vote for India PM Narendra Modi's BJP

Behind every successful man is a woman, goes the popular saying. But millions of women are believed to be behind the success of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in key state elections held recently.

According to two recent studies, more women than men voted for the BJP in the February-March elections held in four of the five states it won, including the bellwether Uttar Pradesh which has a population larger than that of Brazil. Since 1962 - when the Election Commission began breaking down voter turnout by gender in general elections - more women always voted for the Congress party at the national level. But in 2019, for the first time ever, BJP became the party with the highest number of female votes.