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Number theory: How women performed in the recent North-East polls?

Historical data shows the extent of exclusion of women in these three states. In Meghalaya and Tripura, women account for only 5% of all candidates who have contested since the early 1960s. Of the 2508 individuals who ever contested a state election in Nagaland since 1964, only 24 were women.

Voters show their identification cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth during the Meghalaya Assembly elections.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 04:40 AM IST
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