India's female political leaders: Find out how your state fares
In this interactive, explore which states have the most women MPs and how this has changed over time
Of the 8,000-plus candidates awaiting results on Thursday, only 724 are women and even fewer are likely to get elected. In 2014, only 63 members of Parliament, or 11.6% of all elected MPs were women. While this ratio has improved marginally over the last two decades, Indian politics remains predominantly a man’s game and lags behind several countries, including Bangladesh and Brazil, in terms of women’s representation.