Only 19 Women In Poll Fray In Pune District

ST Correspondent
Friday, 18 October 2019

Eight out of 21 Assembly constituencies in Pune district have no women candidates contesting in the Assembly elections.

PUNE:  Eight out of 21 Assembly constituencies in Pune district have no women candidates contesting in the Assembly elections.
 
There are only 19 women candidates contesting this time in Pune district, with 10 women candidates nominated by political parties and nine contesting independently.

Pune city has eight constituencies, Pimpri-Chinchwad has three and the rural parts make up ten more constituencies.
 
In Pune city, none of the political parties including Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other parties have nominated any women candidate in Vadgaon Sheri constituency. 

In Kothrud, the BJP gave candidacy to Chandrakant Patil, sidelining Medha Kulkarni. 

Shivajinagar, Kothrud and Khadakwasla have no women representative. 

Women candidates in Assembly constituencies in Pune district

  • Vadgaon Sheri: Savita Awati (Independent)
  • Parvati: Madhuri Misal (BJP) and Ashwini Kadam (NCP). 
  • Pune Cantonment: Manisha Sarode (MNS), Hina Momin of (MIM), Ranjana Jadhav (Sambhaji Brigade) and Dr Ashwini Lokhande (Independent)
  • Kasba Peth: Mukta Tilak (BJP) 
  • Hadapsar: Anamika Shinde (Independent)
  • Chinchwad: Chayavati Desale (Bharatiya Shetkari Kamgar) 
  • Bhosari: Wahida Shaikh (Samajwadi Party) and Chhaya Jagdale (Independent) 
  • Indapur: Savita Kadale (Hindustan Janata Party) 
  • Maval: Mandakini Bhosale (Bahujan Samaj Party).
  • Pimpri: Mina Yadav Khilare (Independent)
  • Junnar: Asha Bachuke and Asha Totare (Independent) 
  • Ambegaon: Anita Gabhole (Independent) 
  • Bhor: Manasi Shinde (Independent)

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