Telangana Assembly elections 2018: Strength of women MLAs to reduce

The outcome of the election saw many women candidates unsuccessful at the hustings

Updated - December 11, 2018 04:58 pm IST

Published - December 11, 2018 04:57 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Transgender candidate Chandramukhi from Goshamahal. File

Transgender candidate Chandramukhi from Goshamahal. File

The strength of women in the Telangana Assembly after the 2018 elections is set to decline from that of nine in the dissolved Assembly.

While the number of women candidates fielded by the major political parties was itself less, the outcome of the election saw many women candidates unsuccessful at the hustings.

While Congress fielded 11 women candidates, its alliance partners TDP, TJS, and CPI fielded one woman candidate each. Overall, the Congress-led alliance People’s Front fielded 14 women candidates while the BJP fielded 14, Bahujan Left Front 10 and a transgender candidate Chandramukhi from Goshamahal.

But the results announced so far saw only Seethakka, a Congress candidate from Mulugu in Warangal, G. Sunitha from Alair, Padma Devender Reddy, Deputy Speaker in the dissolved Assembly from Medak, and Rekha Naik from Khanapur from TRS emerging victorious. Sabitha Indra Reddy of Congress from Maheshwaram constituency is leading over the TRS candidate.

Prominent losers from the Congress party include N.Padmavathi, wife of Pradesh Congress Candidate President N.Uttam Kumar Reddy from Kodad, Konda Surekha from Parakala, J.Gita Reddy (Zaheerabad) Sunitha Laxma Reddy (Narsapur) D.K.Aruna (Gadwal).

The lone woman candidate fielded by TDP, Nandamuri Suhasini as alliance candidate from Kukatpally is trailing behind TRS candidate M. Krishna Rao.

Kova Lakshmi of TRS lost narrowly against Congress candidate from Asifabad.

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