Loksabha election

Friday, May 29, 2009

59 women MPs in 15th loksabha

The presence of women in Indian Parliament has increased with the more women winning the 15th lok sabha election which was held in april may 2009 across india. A record 59 women were elected to the 15th Lok Sabha . Out of which 23 women MPs are from Congress party which formed the UPA government at the centre. Total 556 women had contested the 2009 15th loksabha general elections.

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) came second with 13 women being elected as MP in 15th loksabha.

The All India Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) follow with four women each getting elected to the Lok Sabha.

The Janata Dal-United, Shiromani Akali Dal and Nationalist Congress Party have two women MPs each.

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Shiv Sena, DMK and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have one woman MP each, according to the statement.

In the 2004 loksabha polls, 355 women contested the elections of whom 45 won.


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