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In Arunachal, women contest only on 6 Assembly seats

Itanagar: The women form the majority of the electorate in Arunachal Pradesh but when it comes to contesting elections the numbers are at the odds with their population, with only 6 of them joining the

PTI [ Updated: April 07, 2014 16:16 IST ]
in arunachal women contest only on 6 assembly seats
in arunachal women contest only on 6 assembly seats

Itanagar: The women form the majority of the electorate in Arunachal Pradesh but when it comes to contesting elections the numbers are at the odds with their population, with only 6 of them joining the fray for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls and Assembly elections.  


The state has 3, 77,272 women electorate against 3, 75,898 males, with several assembly constituencies having more women voters than males.

They are in fray in only six Assembly seats in the state and in none of the two Lok Sabha seats.

Arunachal will hold simultaneous polls for the 60-member Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats in the second phase of voting on April 9.

Congress has this time fielded two women candidates - Karya Bagang (Chayangtajo) and Gum Tayeng from Dambuk constituencies compare to none from the BJP.

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