Bihar election: women beat men in the franchise

In the grand election of the Indian democracy or the Bihar Assembly election, political parties may not have given much importance in giving tickets to women candidates, but in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly, 18 out of 71 constituencies had women defeat men in the franchise.

According to the State Election Office, Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, Amarpur, Dhaoraiya, Banka, Katoriya and Belhar in Banka district, Tarapur in Munger district, Surajgarh in Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura in Sheikhpura district, Sherghati in Gaya district, with the first phase elections on October 28 , Imamganj, Barachatti, Bodhgaya, Razauli, Govindpur in Nawada and Sikandra, Jhajha and Chakai constituencies of Jamui district, women polled more than men.

In the four assembly constituencies of Bihar’s insurgency-hit Gaya district, women outnumbered men in the polls, defying the fear of Naxalites. In the 71 assembly constituencies of the 16 districts of the first phase, among the women who have gone ahead of the men in the 71 constituencies, the Imamganj region has 07.55 percent more women voters than. Here the percentage of voting for men is 55.1 while that of women is 62.56 percent. Jitanram Manjhi, former Chief Minister of Bihar and head of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) from the same constituency, and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and former Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly Uday Narayan Chaudhary, on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ticket of the Grand Alliance, are the candidates.

Bihar Election: Tejashwi attacks Nitish, says, his farewell is “guaranteed”

Bihar Election: Pushpam Priya Chaudhary’s Plurals Party candidate Dr. Rameshwar Singh attacked

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.