The plight of women functionaries is not much different in parties across the country, feel many women politicians.
Next month’s poll will see 3,998 candidates contest, as per revised data from the Election Commission.
With nearly every major party announcing its list of candidates in almost all the constituencies, TNIE looks at the number of woman contestants they have fielded.
In 1927, even before Independence, India got its first female legislator. Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy from Tamil Nadu was nominated to the Madras Legislature’s legislative council.
There are only 19 women candidates in the fray in Himachal Pradesh for 68 Assembly seats and just five women legislators were there in a House of 70 in the recently concluded Uttarakhand state polls.
Ruling Congress and BJP, the main contenders in the upcoming polls have fielded only two women candidates each.