Aam Aadmi Party fields only 7 women candidates out of 62

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Fairer sex show less interest in AAP
New Delhi, Oct 25: In spite of creating quite a flutter in the Delhi political scene, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is struggling to find women candidates for the upcoming assembly elections.

In a report carried out by CNN-IBN, the AAP has only seven women candidates of 62. The exact reason for women not wanting to be a part of the party is not known.

CNN-IBN spoke to a few women candidates from the capital, who were contesting elections on AAP's ticket. Rakhi Birla, contesting from Mangolpuri constituency said that she was happy to get this oppurtunity and will serve the people.

Birla, who is a former journalist, will be contesting against three-time Congress MLA Raj Kumar Chauhan. However this does not deter her from campaigning and contesting elections. "People who raise them to the skies, can also bring them down to earth," she said.

Yadav: We are trying to include more women candidates in the party

AAP leader Yogendra Yadav is confident that AAP will emerge victorius in the elections. "Loyalties are shifting. It is the aam aadmi, the aam aurat, the antim insan, the last person. And the last person standing is moving towards us. He is not wearing a cap of his caste but that of the aam aadmi," he said.

Another woman candidate, Farhana Anjum, who will fight from Ballimaran constituency will be against Congress MLA and Delhi food minister Haroon Yousuf.

Anjum happens to be one of the two Musilm women candidates representing the AAP. Despite of massive campaigning and awareness, the AAP has nominated only seven women candidates out of 62.

Yadav said that including women in the party was on top of their agenda. "We are trying to make our composition as best as we can," he added.

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