Reportedly the congress has promised Rs 30,000 a year for women in telangana, Rs 18,000 for women in madhya pradesh, Rs 15,000 in chhattisgarh and only Rs 10,000 in Rajasthan. In the bjp camp, Rs 15,000 a year is being presently given to women in madhya pradesh and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has promised to take it to Rs 36,000 a year ultimately if the party returns to power. The bjp has also promised Rs 12,000 a year to women in chhattisgarh if it comes to power in the state. But intriguingly, the bjp has not promised any monetary allowance for women in rajasthan and telangana if it comes to power in these states on december 3.
Reports spoke to leaders in both the bjp and the congress, and they explained the decision is based on the extent of the allowance on the per-capita income of a particular state, the fiscal deficit that exists in that state and also the chances either parties see of winning the state.