Himachal Pradesh: Every second voter a female, but only one woman MLA

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Himachal Pradesh: Every second voter a female, but only one woman MLA

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BJP's Reena Kashyap (Picture The Indian Express)

In the November 12 Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the performance of women candidates was dismal and only one out of 24 in the fray was elected.

The new 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will have just one woman MLA — BJP’s Reena Kashyap who emerged winner from Pachhad beating Congress’s Dayal Pyari. In the November 12 assembly polls, the performance of women candidates was dismal and only one out of 24 in the fray was elected.

The BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress had fielded six, five and three women candidates, but only Reena Kashyap won the election. Kashyap, who had won Pachhad (SC) assembly bypoll in 2021, managed to retain her seat.

Click here to read the full article published by The Indian Express on 9 December 2022.

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