BELGAUM: Women of the party worked hard to ensure Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister of the country, said state BJP Mahila Morcha vice-president Geetha Vivekananda.
Addressing the media here on Sunday, she said though there is a Congress government in the state, the Morcha along with other party members worked for the 19 seats that they won.
Women from various backgrounds, which included a bangle seller from Haveri, campaigned for Modi and the BJP.
“Modi, in his campaign across the country had promised to give importance to women’s protection. We are confident that he will keep his word,” said Geeta.
The Morcha wants Shobha Karandlage to be given a cabinet berth as she is the only woman selected from the state from the party.
The party expects four to five cabinet berths from Karnataka.
During the last parliament election, the BJP had won both Belgaum and Chikkodi parliament constituencies in the district. But this year, even with Modi’s popularity, the party lost its Chikkodi seat to Congress candidate Prakash Hukkeri.
Geetha said the party lost Chikkodi as Hukkeri was a Congress minister.
No leader in the party had campaigned against the Congress but some leaders might have said some things out of anger, she added.
State Mahila Morcha secretary Bharathi Magdum and city BJP leaders Ramesh Deshpande, Kiran Jadav and Ujwala Badavanache were present at the press conference.