Political parties neglect women in K'taka elections

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Gulbarga, May 13 (UNI) The domination of male in politics will not end in the near future and this is evident in this district which has seen only two women entering fray in the 13 segments in the ongoing Karnataka Assembly elections.

In the three district of backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region -- Gulbarga, Raichur and Bidar there is only symbolic representation of women it seems the leadership of political parties dominated men continue to doubt that the women candidates are not able to compete with their 'powerful' male opponents who are 'adept' in displaying money and muscle power.

Despite women constitute about half of the population and out numbering men in many segments, only two major political party have given tickets to women in the second largest district Gulbarga.

The congress party has given ticket to Chandrika Parameshwar, the former mayor Gulbarga. She is contesting in Gulbarga (Rural) reserved for SC constituency fighting against two powerful male politicians like BJP stalwart and three-time MLA Revu Naik and former minister and another three-time MLA G Gurunath of JD(S).

Despite fighting against two 'giants', the undeterred Chandrika is sweating out in the blazing sun in the constituency by carrying out a door to door campaign along with a handful of her women followers.


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