The napkin pads, kept in an envelope stamped with the party’s symbol, are delivered to them free of cost by women Congress workers.
Bhopal: Rival parties, Opposition Congress and the ruling BJP now seem to be banking on sanitary napkins to woo women voters in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, due in November this year. Both the parties have launched a drive to distribute napkin pads free of cost to poor women across the state, even as the Opposition Congress appeared set to make the imposition of 12 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sanitary napkins by the Centre a poll issue in the upcoming Assembly elections. The Congress has launched door-to-door campaign across the state to generate awareness among the women on the “unjustified high GST” on the hygiene napkins by distributing free of cost the napkin pads to the women of Below Poverty Line families. The napkin pads, kept in an envelope stamped with the party’s symbol, are delivered to them free of cost by women Congress workers. The ruling BJP has too launched a similar drive apparently to woo women voters and counter the “propaganda” by the Congress on “unjustified” imposition of GST on the product.