BJP vs Congress: Which Manifesto Will Win the LGBTQ Vote?
Video Editor: Kunal Mehra
Both the BJP and the Congress have included LGBTQ rights in their manifestos. Now, the BJP’s points are a bit more vague and the Congress’ points are a bit more detailed and direct. But these are the two biggest parties in this year’s elections, and same-sex relations were only made legal last year in September 2018. But is this enough? Is this exciting? Is this surprising?
The BJP manifesto has failed to impress some from the community.
The Congress manifesto fared better in inclusion of LGBTQ concerns, with more details and concrete action plans.
But in a surprise twist, it is the Communist Party of India (Marxist) that has really understood the concerns of the queer people in the country.