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Added on : 2024-04-09 15:51:03

As many as 102 constituencies will go to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 which will see 1,625 candidates in political fray on April 19. Of these, only 134 candidates are female, which accounts for 8% of the total candidates of phase one.

Among other states/UTs, Arunachal Pradesh has fielded only one woman candidate in 2024 general elections, Bihar 3, Madhya Pradesh 7, Maharashtra 7, Meghalaya 2, Puducherry 3, Rajasthan 12, Sikkim 1, Uttar Pradesh 7, Uttarakhand 4, and West Bengal 4.

Tamil Nadu had fielded the highest number candidates in the phase one of Lok Sabha elections, that is, 950. Of these, 76 are female, the EC data shows.

On the other hand, six states or UTs including Manipur, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Chhattisgarh, Tripura and Jammu and Kashmir have not fielded any female candidate.

Editor & Publisher : Dr Dhimant Purohit


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