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Women power

Published : Jun 3, 2019, 6:46 am IST
Updated : Jun 3, 2019, 6:50 am IST

The presence of more women MPs in the Lok Sabha is a matter of pride for the new government.

Nusrat Jahan
 Nusrat Jahan

The 17th Lok Sabha that  was formed on May 23, 2019 after the sweeping victory of Bharatiya Janata Party also saw a considerable rise in women MPs many of whom are known faces as well as highly-qualified.

Although much less than global standards, still at 14.6 percent or 77 of all 542 seats, the lower house boasts of the highest representation of women ever. It is understood the number of women MPs in BJP has gone up from 30 to 41 (from 10% to 13% rise). For INC, this is an increase from 4 to 6 women MPs (9% to 11%). Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi who joined the Shiv Sena has earlier tweeted how women have a better winning streak than men.

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In this year’s general elections, 715 women have contested. Uttar Pradesh, which holds the maximum number of seats in the lower house - 80 seats - saw 11 women get elected.

A graphical represenation for the percentage of women who have contested as well the numbers who have become MPs since 1962 till dateA graphical represenation for the percentage of women who have contested as well the numbers who have become MPs since 1962 till date

A recent analysis by Association of Democratic Reforms along with the Trivedi Centre for Political Data’s are found out that 396 women candidates who contested had attained graduate-level or more of education and 255 were so-called crorepati of whom Hema Malini has assents worth 250 crore.

Sadhvi Pragya ThakurSadhvi Pragya Thakur

It has been said a multiple times that our nation's progress is reflected along with the progress of our women. Here are the thoughts of some of the influentials of our society.

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