Lok Sabha Election Results 2014: Victory and Defeat of Women Candidates

Bangalore, May 16: Despite all the claims of giving greater representation to women in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, of the total 1325 candidates fielded by the three major political parties (Congress, BJP, and AAP) just about 12 per cent happen to be women. Total 631 women candidates contested in the recently concluded election.

Despite such low presence of women in Indian politics, the brightest performances in the 16th Lok Sabha elections came from two parties which are headed by women. Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, led by Mamata Banerjee, and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, led by Jayalalithaa, registered landslide victory in their respective states.

So far, TMC has won 26 seats in West Bengal. In 2009 general elections, TMC had won 19 seats. In Tamil Nadu, of the 39 seats, AIADMK won 37. In 2009, they had won just 9 seats.

Women also hold a very prominent positions in Indian politics and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, BJP senior Sushma Swaraj, scoial activist Medha Patkar and many more are among them.

Check the women candidates list -- who won and who lost:

No. Name Party Constituency Result votes
1 Sonia Gandhi Congress Rae Bareli, UP Won
2 Sushma Swaraj BJP Vidisha, MP Won
3 Smriti Irani BJP Amethi, UP Lost
4 Kirron Kher BJP Chandigarh Won
5 Hema Malini BJP Mathura, UP Won
6 Gul Panag AAP Chandigarh Lost
7 Rakhi Sawant Independent Mumbai North-West Lost
8 Poonam Mahajan BJP Mumbai North-Central Won
9 Priya Dutt Congress Mumbai North-Central Lost
10 Shazia Ilmi AAP Ghaziabad, UP Lost
11 Ramya Congress Mandya, Karnataka Lost
12 Neena Naik AAP Bangalore South Lost
13 Meenakshi Lekhi BJP New Delhi Won
14 Deepa Dasmunshi Congress Raigunj, WB Lost
15 Shatabdi TMC Birbhum, West Bengal Won
16 Moon Moon Sen TMC Bankura, WB Won
17 Uma Bharti BJP Faziabad, UP Won
18 Rita Bahuguna Joshi Congress Lucknow, UP Lost
19 Medha Patkar AAP Mumbai North-East Lost
20 Supriya Sule NCP Baramati, Maharashtra Won
21 Misa Bharti RJD Pataliputra, Bihar Lost
22 Nagma Congress Meerut, UP Lost
23 Preneet kaur Congress Patiala, Punjab Lost
24 Vijayamma YSR Congress Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Lost
25 Maneka Gandhi BJP Pilibhit, UP Won
26 Soni Sori AAP Bastar, Chhattisgarh Lost
27 Anjali Damania AAP Nagpur, Maharashtra Lost
28 Rabri Devi RJD Saran, Bihar Lost

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