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Rajasthan polls: Cong fields 27 women candidates, BJP pitches 23 in fray

The Congress has given tickets to three Muslim women, and the BJP chose four women from the erstwhile royal families

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Women voters wait in a long queue at a polling station to cast their votes for Punjab Assembly elections. Photo: PTI
File photo of women voters wait in a long queue at a polling station | Photo: PTI

The BJP has fielded 23 women out of its 200 candidates, while the has given tickets to 27 out of its 195 candidates for the election.

The number of women candidates are two less compared to the 2013 Assembly election, while the had fielded four more this time.

The has given tickets to three Muslim women, and the BJP chose four women from the erstwhile royal families.

The women from the erstwhile royal families include Chief Vasundhara Raje, sitting MLAs Siddhi Kumari, and Kalpna Devi, who is the wife of former Congress

Among the Congress' women candidates, Divya Maderna is the daughter of former Mahipal Maderna, who is facing trial in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, while the husbands of Safia and Gulnaz had contested the 2013 assembly election as Congress candidates.

First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 16:10 IST
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