Maharashtra assembly election 2019: For 288 seats, four main parties gave tickets to only 46 women

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October 15, 2019 6:39 PM

The BJP has fielded the highest number of women, 17, including ten who are sitting MLAs. Its ally Sena has fielded seven. Congress has fielded 14 women while NCP has given tickets to eight women.

Maharashtra Assembly Election, Maharashtra Election, Maharashtra polls, Maharashtra Election 2019, women candidates in maharashtra, women candidates, women mlas, women legislators, congress, bjp, ncp congress tickets to women The BJP has fielded the highest number of women, 17, including ten who are sitting MLAs. (PTI)

Maharashtra Assembly Election: As many as 150 women are contesting the Assembly election in Maharashtra, and less than a third of them are from the four main political parties. The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena and opposition Congress-NCP have fielded 46 women candidates for the October 21 election for the 288-member house.

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The overall number of women candidates too is dismal, considering that they account for only 4.6 per cent of the total 3,239 candidates in the fray. The BJP has fielded the highest number of women, 17, including ten who are sitting MLAs. Its ally Sena has fielded seven. Congress has fielded 14 women while NCP has given tickets to eight women.

In 2014, there were 277 women among 4,119 candidates. Only twenty women won and entered the assembly.

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