Chhattisgarh's Korba district hasn’t seen a single woman MLA in the past six-and-a-half decades
New Delhi: The first phase of the Chhattisgarh polls saw more female voters than male – with a little over 51% women, while 48.97% men out of the total electorate.
However, in Korba district, there is no female candidate for the polls, despite several women having sought tickets from various parties, reported OneIndia.
The district hasn’t seen a single woman MLA in the past six-and-a-half decades.
The last woman legislator in the state was Yagyaseni Devi from the Congress in 1962. She was elected from the Scheduled Tribe seat of Tanakhar.
As per electoral rolls, there are 31,80,014 voters in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh polls. Women voters outnumber men for the first phase of polling, with 16,22,492 female voters on the rolls against 15,57,435 men. There are 87 third gender voters as well.
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Last Updated Nov 15, 2018, 12:18 PM IST