Political parties shy of fielding women

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Political parties shy of fielding women

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Women politicians have made it to the top headlines this poll season. Be it Priyanka Gandhi's formal entry into politics, Mayawati joining hands with the Yadavs, Hema Malini's luxurious campaign or Sadhvi Pragya's candidature, women politicians have trended well both on mainstream and social media.

This impact, however, does not translate into representation of women in politics. It has been widely reported that representation of women in the Indian Parliament has been extremely poor throughout, and the 2019 elections do not make much of a difference.

Analysing the candidates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India Today's Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) has found that the percentage of women in the fray has improved marginally and their number continues to be abysmal.

Click here to read the full article published by India Today on 9 May 2019.

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