In a city where politicians are earnestly vying for women’s votes who account for 46 per cent of Mumbai’s population, female participation in electoral politics remains abysmally low.
Of the total 334 candidates who will be fighting in the 36 Assembly seats of Mumbai, only 31 candidates are women, or just 9.3 per cent. Only 21 of the 36 Mumbai constituencies have a woman candidate.
Both the BJP and the Congress have fielded only three candidates. The BJP, which is contesting on 17 seats, has renominated three of its sitting women MLAs with Manisha Chaudhary contesting from Dahisar, Bharti Lavekar from Versova and Vidya Thakur from Goregaon.
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