221 women are in Telangana poll race

Mon 20 Nov 2023, 12:14:39
A total of 221 women are contesting Assembly Elections this time. BRS, Congress, BJP-Janasena have fielded 36 women candidates. Apart from this, BSP has fielded 9 candidates, and others are contesting as independents. BJP has given tickets to 13 women candidates, while Congress has given tickets to 12 women candidates. BRS has fielded 8 women candidates.

A total of 2,290 candidates are contesting

the election. Among them, 2,068 are men, one is transgender, and the rest are women.

In 2018 elections, a total of 140 women had contested. Compared to the last election, the number of women candidates in the fray has increased to 221, with 81 more women candidates in the fray. Major parties had given tickets to only 30 women candidates.

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