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Delhi Assembly Polls 2020: Eight women MLAs in new house; most since 1998

The highest record was set in 1998, by marking 9 women MLAs in Delhi when Congress lead Sheila Dixit assumed for the first time in office after Delhi becoming a Union Territory. In 1993, there were 3 women MLAs in Delhi, whereas the mark again dropped by 3 in 2008 and 2013.

By Deeksha Sharma
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Delhi Assembly polls: AAP is back with increased number, eight women in new house

New Delhi: As Arvind Kejriwal lead Aam Aadmi Party is back again with a thumping majority in Delhi Assembly Election 2020, eight of the nine women fielded by the AAP have made it to Delhi assembly.

In 2015, there were six women who contested from AAP and all of them were turned out to be victorious. In contrast, there is no woman leader among the eight BJP MLAs elected.

There were a total number of 672 candidates who contested for the election and from that list 79 were women.

The highest record was set in 1998, by marking 9 women MLAs in Delhi when Congress lead Sheila Dixit assumed for the first time in office after Delhi becoming a Union Territory. In 1993, there were 3 women MLAs in Delhi, whereas the mark again dropped by 3 in 2008 and 2013.

The number of women MLAs in 2015 was 6, in 2020 it increased to 8 women MLAs in Delhi.

This time, AAP gave tickets to nine women out of which eight won. Its candidate Sarita Singh, the sitting MLA from Rohtas Nagar, lost.

AAP’s Atishi Marlena contested from Kalkaji and she defeated BJPs Dharambir Singh b 11,393 votes. Atishi is well known for bringing the education agenda.

There are three women who contested for the first time include Rajkumari Dhillon in Hari Nagar, Dhanwati Chandela in Rajouri Garden and Preeti Tomar in Tri Nagar.

MLA Bandana Kumari won the election for the third time, she defeated BJP’s Rekha Gupta by 3,440 votes from Shalimar Bagh.

Pramila Tokas, the sitting MLA from RK Puram defeated BJP’s mil Sharma by 10,369 votes. Bhavna Gaur from Palam defeated BJP’s Vijay Pandit by 32,675 votes.

Rakhi Bidlan from Mangolpuri defeated BJP’s Karan Singh Karma by 30,116 votes.

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