UP panchayat polls the victory of women candidates more than men Yogi Govt
Winning candidates outnumber men for key positions ranging from village chief to district panchayat chief in the recently concluded elections for Uttar Pradesh Panchayat.
This result could be seen as an impact of the ongoing women’s empowerment campaign of Yogi Adityanath’s government.
According to official sources, a total of 31,212 women won the election for the post of gram pradhan, 447 for the pramukh bloc and 42 for the post of chairman of the district panchayat in the panchayat elections this year, exceeding the quota of one third of the seats allocated to them. .
Greater awareness among women and a growing number of educated candidates for panchayat elections are considered the main factors responsible for the tremendous victory of women in panchayat elections.
A first in the history of Uttar Pradesh
It is for the first time in the history of the UP that so many women have won the panchayat elections. Women enthusiastically participated in the panchayat elections and the rural population did not hesitate to vote for them.
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The growing dominance of women in local politics is clear and women won 31,212 of 58,176 village chief positions, claiming 53.7% of the seats.
Data under the Akhilesh regime
Under Akhilesh Yadav’s rule in the state, only 25,809 women won elections for village chief.
Of the 75 district panchayat president positions in the state, 42 are held by women against their share of up to 24 positions according to the one-third reservation standard for women, while men do won only 33 seats.
Women also excelled in winning the bloc leader positions, winning 447 of 825 seats.
It’s worth noting that even after booking 50 percent in many states, the average representation of women in the country is only 36.87 percent.
Kalpana Singh Gurjar, the educated girl from Agra village of Badagaon, who was elected village chief for the first time, believes that educated women should join politics rather than work.
(With inputs from IANS)
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