In 2009, out of 160 candidates, 18 women contested and only one got elected.
As many as 349 candidates had filed nominations from April 16 till Tuesday, the last date to file the papers.
In Delhi, there are over 1.43 crore voters, and of these, 64 lakh are female voters, while 72 lakh are male voters. Besides, there are 669 voters belonging to the third gender.
Dikshit, the three-time chief minister, will contest from the North East Delhi seat against state BJP president Manoj Tiwari and AAP's Dilip Pandey. BJP's incumbent Lekhi will face Congress' Ajay Maken and Aam Aadmi Party's Brijesh Goyal in the New Delhi parliamentary constituency.
There are ten women candidates who are fighting elections either as independents or on behalf of little known parties.
There is only woman candidate -- Dikshit -- from North East Delhi constituency. From the East Delhi seat, Atishi Marlena, Deepti Nadella from Pyramid Party of India, Neeru Mongia of Prism Party and Manju Chhibber of the Republican Party of India (Athawale) are fighting elections.
Two independents, Aashish Saxena and Priyanka, Meenakashi Lekhi are in the fray for the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
Aditi is contesting elections from the North West Delhi seat as an independent, while Poonam has filed her nomination on behalf of People's Party of India from the West Delhi.
South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency has two women candidates, Suman Yadav from Jai Maha Bharath Party and Sumedha Bodh from Jan Samman Party, who will be taking on Congress' Vijender Singh, BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri and AAP's Raghav Chadha.
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