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BJP’s push to woo women voters, PM Modi transfers Rs 1000 crore to self-help groups

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In a bid to woo the women voters of Uttar Pradesh, PM Narendra Modi, today, in Prayagraj transferred Rs 1000 crore to self-help groups. 

PM Narendra Modi was in the city of Prayagraj today. There he transferred Rs 1000 crore in the bank account of various self-help groups. As per an estimate, about 16 lakh women will benefit from this scheme. The Prime Minister also transferred Rs 20 lakh crore to over 1 lakh beneficiaries of the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme. The scheme aims to provide assistance to the girl child.

The event was attended by around 2 lakh women and is said to be a major push by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to woo the women voters of the state for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Legislative Elections that is scheduled to be held during Feb-Mar 2022. PM Modi, at the grand event also laid the foundation stone of 202 Supplementary Nutrition Manufacturing Units. The rally was held as per the government’s vision to empower women, especially at the grassroots level, by providing them with the necessary skills, incentives, and resources.

The Prime Minister who is also the star campaigner of the BJP, talking about the schemes said “Most of the beneficiaries are those girls who didn’t even have accounts until some time ago. But today, they have the power of digital banking. Now, the daughters of UP have decided that they won’t let the previous governments come back to power.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said “Over 30 lakh houses in UP have been built under PM Awas Yojana. Nearly 25 lakh houses are registered in women’s names. For generations, women did not have any property here. But today they own the entire house. This is what true women empowerment is.”

The Prime Minister also lashed out at opposition parties for criticizing the Cabinet’s decision to increase the minimum marriage age for girls from 18 to 21.

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