BJP leaders have backed the Supreme Judge’s ruling that women have a right to vote, and party leader and former PM Manmohan Singh has said that the decision will lead to a “new era”.
The BJP has long opposed women’s right to run for office.
However, its support for the verdict came as a surprise to some.
The BJP, which is the second-largest political force in India after the ruling Congress party, is in the middle of a nationwide campaign for its 2019 general elections, and the ruling party is expected to form a government with the support of the ruling alliance.
But the ruling Bharatiyas party has said it will seek to form an alliance with the Congress.
“BJP is ready to support the apex court judgement.
We are in favour of the rule of law, which guarantees women the right to a fair go.
We believe that this judgement will lead towards a new era,” Mr Singh said on Thursday.