Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

The political parties once again have failed to keep their promise to offer 50 per cent seats to women as there are only five women candidates in the fray among 147 contestants in six Lok Sabha constituencies of Marathwada region, where poll will be held on April 17.

According to the official data collected by UNI from respective LS constituencies of the region after the withdrawal of nomination papers on March 29, the final list of the candidates showed that there was a lone AAP party nominee out of 17 candidates in Parbhani Lok Sabha contesting LS election in the said constituency, while the rest of the female candidates belonged to unrecognised parties or as Independents.

However, major parties like Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena and BJP
have once again failed to give ticket to women candidates in these constituencies.

According to the official sources, Salma Kulkarni, a social
worker, was trying her luck on AAP party ticket for Parbhani seat.

In Osmanabad, out of 27 candidates in poll arena, there are
only two female candidates in the race. They are Pushpa Tarkase
(Hindustan Nirman Dal) and Ujjwala Jadhav (Independent).

A report from Latur stated there is a lone female Independent candidate Minakshi Mahadev Udare in fray out of 18
candidates, while in Beed LS seat, Sumitra Dasrath Pawar is trying her luck out of 39 candidates as an independent candidate.

In Nanded and Hingoli, there are no woman candidates, out of 23 each for upcoming lok sabha elections, sources added.

(Posted on 01-04-2014)