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MP polls: Few tickets for women leaders in BJP, Cong

The Congress has given tickets to 23 women, which is 10 % of the total 230 seats in the state, while the BJP has nominated 28 women candidates (about 12 % of the total seats).

Notably, Congress leader Shobha Ojha, soon after taking charge as the president of party’s all India women’s wing, had strongly advocated that at least one woman must be given ticket from each district in Madhya Pradesh.

Though the BJP has given a little more tickets to women, but many of them are from seats which the party has traditionally lost, sources said.

The seats where the party has fielded women candidates include Surkhi, Prithvipur, Indore Three, Sailana, Petlawad, Chachoda and Vijayraghogarh. BJP spokesman Deepak Vijaywargia said the party has given tickets only to those who are thought to be ‘winnable.’
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