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New record of representation of women in Rajya Sabha

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In this election, 10 women candidates including Sitharaman and Bharti have won. Of these, eight women have reached the Rajya Sabha for the first time. With this, their number has increased to 32.

Rajya Sabha (Rajya Sabha Election) After the elections for 57 seats of the state, the number of women members in the house will now be 32. With her taking oath, a new record will also be created for the representation of women in the Rajya Sabha. Earlier in 2014, the maximum number of women members in the Rajya Sabha was 31. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman among 57 retiring members of Rajya Sabha (Nirmala Sitharaman) and five women members including senior Congress leader Ambika Soni. Apart from these two, the retiring women members are Chhaya Verma of Congress from Chhattisgarh, Samtiya Uike of BJP from Madhya Pradesh and Misa Bharti of Rashtriya Janata Dal from Bihar.

Among these five women leaders, Sitharaman and Misa Bharti are the only ones who have returned to the Rajya Sabha again. Sitharaman has been re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and Bharti from Bihar. Chhaya Verma, Uike and Soni were not nominated by their parties. According to the official website of Rajya Sabha, including the five retiring women members, at present, the total number of women members is 27 out of the total 232 members of the Rajya Sabha. Of these, 10 women members are from BJP. At present there are 13 vacancies in Rajya Sabha including seven nominated members.

Eight women reached Rajya Sabha for the first time

In this election, 10 women candidates including Sitharaman and Bharti have won. Of these, eight women have reached the Rajya Sabha for the first time. In this way, the total number of women members in Rajya Sabha has increased by five and with this their number has gone up to 32. Sangita Yadav and Darshana Singh of BJP from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Mahua Manjhi, former President of State Women’s Commission, Ranjeet Ranjan from Chhattisgarh, Sultana Dev of Biju Janata Dal from Odisha, BJP’s Sumitra Valmiki and Kavita Patidar from Madhya Pradesh and Kalpana Saini from Uttarakhand are included.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said in an all-party meeting held before the historic 250th session of Rajya Sabha on 17 November 2019 that the representation of women in Rajya Sabha increased from 15 (6.94 per cent) in 1952 to 31 (12.76 per cent) in 2014 and 26 in 2019. (10.83 percent) has happened.

41 candidates were already elected unopposed

The Election Commission had recently announced biennial elections for 57 Rajya Sabha seats. All 41 candidates in Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Telangana, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand were declared last Friday. Was declared elected unopposed. Apart from Sitharaman, the above nine women candidates are also included in these candidates.

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Voting was held on Friday for the remaining 16 seats in four states, of which six were in Maharashtra, four each in Karnataka and Rajasthan and two in Haryana. The number of candidates in these seats was more than the number of seats in the respective states. So, it was time to vote. In these, the only woman candidate was Sitharaman and she also won.

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