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Only 13.5% Women Candidates In Phase 1 Of Bihar Polls

In the 2015 polls, 273 ladies got tickets, out of which 28 received. (Representational)


Even although the feminine voters are practically equal to the male voters in Bihar in the case of contesting elections, the ratio adjustments drastically.

According to the info shared by the Election Commission, out of a complete of 1,066 contestants within the fray within the first part of Bihar Assembly elections, solely 144 females have been given tickets from the political events, translating to a meager 13.5 per cent of all contestants.

According to Bihar’s electoral profile, there are over 3.8 crore male voters and greater than 3.4 crore feminine voters.

However, within the 2015 meeting elections, 273 ladies got tickets, out of which 28 received, which implies that 11.52 p.c of feminine candidates made it to the Legislative Assembly.

As far as political events are involved, Nitish Kumar-lead Janata Dal-United (JDU) has 115 candidates of whom 22 are ladies (19 p.c), whereas its NDA ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has given tickets to 110 folks of whom 13 are ladies (11.8 per cent).

The transfer to area extra feminine candidates stems from the truth that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar enjoys recognition among the many ladies voters for banning alcohol within the state. The complete prohibition in Bihar was applied on the behest of feminine voters.

In the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance), the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) has given tickets to 11 ladies, out of the 114 candidates. The Congress, which is contesting on 70 seats, has fielded six ladies.

The Chirag Paswan-lead Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which has fielded 134 contestants, has given tickets to twenty-eight ladies (28.7 p.c). Similarly, HAM (S), which is contesting on seven seats, VIP which is combating on 11, and CPI-ML which is combating on 19 seats, have given one seat every to feminine candidates.

Likewise, ladies candidates have come from various backgrounds just like the London School of Economics graduate, Plural Party founder, Pushpam Priya Choudhary, who has declared herself because the chief minister candidate.

Interestingly, Choudhary led Plurals, which is combating for the primary time within the election, has given most illustration to ladies, who represent 28.76% of its complete contenders.

Gold medal winner in capturing at Commonwealth Games 2018, Shreyasi Singh, who’s contesting from Jamui on BJP’s ticket can also be making the headlines.

RJD’s Dr Ejya Yadav is an academician whereas Amita Bhushan, a Congress contender, is a widely known social employee.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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