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Mamata, Jaya win but women lose

Mamata, Jaya win but women lose
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First Published: Fri, May 20 2011. 01 07 AM IST
Updated: Fri, May 20 2011. 01 07 AM IST
Only nine out of every 100 legislative members in the newly-elected assemblies of West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry are women, despite political parties’ goal of 33% reservation for them in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies. Not only is this figure less than the Lok Sabha average of 11%, it is also less compared with the previous figures for these assemblies.
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First Published: Fri, May 20 2011. 01 07 AM IST
More Topics: Mamata | Jaya | West Bengal | Kerala | Tamil Nadu |