Saffron kurtas in demand after BJP’s win in Uttar Pradesh
The kurta sellers of Lucknow have been making kurtas for MLAs since the 70s and now with BJP coming to power after 15 odd years, the tailors are flooded with orders to make saffron kurtas. Most of them have already received orders and they have even began stitching the kurtas. Almost the whole of Uttar Pradesh has become saffron after the massive win of BJP with a landslide victory of 325 out of 403 seats in the 2017 Assembly Elections.The victory came as surprise to many as most of the experts predicted that the Samajwadi Party- Congress alliance can take a leap. Victory for Modi’s BJP in Uttar Pradesh, which is home to 220 million people, might boost his chances of winning the 2019 general election and underscore his popularity after he made himself the face of the party’s campaign.The PM would also see success as vindication of his sudden decision in November to abolish high-denomination banknotes to rein in corruption. The move was seen as politically risky.