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Women voters hold the key in Tamil Nadu

Women voters hold the key in elections in TN as the ratio of fairer sex to men is higher in the State's 35 out of 39 constituencies.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2004 13:14 IST

Women voters hold the key in elections in Tamil Nadu as the ratio of fairer sex to men is higher in the State's 35 out of 39 constituencies.

Out of a total of 4.71 crore voters, 2.39 crore are women and 2.31 crore are men.

The widest margin where women voters outnumber men is the Perambalur (SC) parliamentary constituency where women voters are 5,19,617 as against 4,79,548 men voters— a difference of 40,069.

The smallest margin where the women outnumber men is the Madras South parliamentary constituency where there were 319 more women voters.

The maximum number of women voters in a single parliamentary constituency in the State is Madras North (9,84,075) followed by Madras South (9.39,420) and Coimbatore (7,87,124).

However, out of 18 women who contested the Lok Sabha elections in 1999, only one could get elected.

Parliamentary constituencies in the state where men outnumber women are Madras North, Coimbatore, Nagercoil and Madras Central.

First Published: Mar 26, 2004 09:58 IST