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More women, SC, ST elected members in BJP: Modi

BJP is the party with maximum number of women, ST and SC elected members in Parliament and state assembly, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2009 17:58 IST

BJP is the party with maximum number of women, ST and SC elected members in Parliament and state assembly, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said.

"There are certain confusions created around BJP regarding the party's image that it represents only upper castes and is gender biased. But in reality, BJP is the only party with maximum number of women, ST and SC elected members in Parliament and state assembly," Modi wrote in his blog.

"During the last Parliamentary and state assembly polls, BJP had the highest number of elected women representatives.
Similarly, the credit for getting more number of tribal and dalit MPs and MLAs elected goes to the BJP," Modi said.

Also, the average age of the chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states is lesser than that of the chief ministers of
any other political parties. "The average age of BJP MPs and MLAs is also less as compared to its rivals," he added.

BJP is the only party whose constitution stipulates a three-year term for party president. After three-years a new
chief is elected. This provision ensures that new blood gets a chance in the party, he said.

Contrary to BJP's image of a party of Hindi belt, the saffron outfit has received mandate from non-Hindi speaking
states like Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.