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Number theory: How women performed in the recent North-East polls?

Hindustan Times

By Gilles Verniers,Srishti Gupta,
Poulomi Ghosh
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Historical data shows the extent of exclusion of women in these three states. In Meghalaya and Tripura, women account for only 5% of all candidates who have contested since the early 1960s. Of the 2508 individuals who ever contested a state election in Nagaland since 1964, only 24 were women.