Hoshangabad: In a bid to increase women's participation in governance, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that BJP will give 50 percent of tickets to women in the upcoming state Assembly elections.

"This decision has been taken to ensure that women's participation in governance goes up. The time has come for women to rule and men sit at home", Chouhan said.

The Chief Minister said that the outcome of Karnataka Assembly elections would not have any bearing on Madhya Pradesh polls, which are due to be held by year-end.

(Agencies)

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