Shimla MC Polls: Women lead the way
Shimla, May 4
The recent Shimla Municipal Corporation (MC) polls have brought about a significant shift in the political landscape of the region, with the Congress party emerging victorious with a landslide win. However, what is even more interesting is the fact that women have outnumbered men in the house, making up a staggering 61 percent of the elected representatives in this new house.
In Shimla MC, out of 34 seats, Congress won 24 and BJP won 9 and one was won by CPI(M). Out of 34 seats, total 21 women candidates won the electoral battle, and they represent 61 percent of the house.
lCongress party sweeps Shimla Municipal Corporation polls in landslide victory
A total of 14 women from Congress party made it to the fray and 7 are from BJP. For Congress women folks won in ward no 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 19,21,25,29. Whereas BJP women contenders won in ward no 1,2,20, 26, 27, 31 and 32.
So as per this composition, Congress women folks would be carrying 58 percent of the party stakes in this new MC house. Whereas for BJP this number is 77 percent.
The victory of 21 women in the polls marks a significant milestone in the fight for gender equality in India’s political sphere. It is a testament to the fact that women are not only capable but also eager to take up leadership roles and make their voices heard. It is a welcome change from the traditional male-dominated politics that has been prevalent in the country for far too long.
The fact that women have come out on top in the Shimla MC polls is a positive sign for gender equality advocates across the country.
Pertinent to mention that this development in times to come, this change would also impact the candidature of both the main parties for the Shimla Vidhan Sabha seat. Herein rarely a women candidate is ever proposed.