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6 Women Candidates elected in Telangana Assembly 2018

6 Women Candidates elected in Telangana Assembly 2018
6 Women Candidates elected in Telangana Assembly 2018

Hyderabad sources reported the representation of women in the 119 member Telangana Assembly has dropped to 5% against the 7.5% in the dissolved House. Accordingly only six women have made it to the Assembly in the elections held on December 7. Previously there were nine members in the previous Assembly from 2014.

As per report three women candidates each of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Congress were elected this time and three of them come from tribal communities. Meanwhile Padma Devender Reddy, who was Deputy Speaker in the dissolved House, has been re-elected from Medak constituency. Furthermore TRS candidate for Khanapur Assembly constituency Rekha Naik a tribal and Gongidi Sunitha Reddy from Alair also retained their seats.

6 Women Candidates elected in Telangana Assembly 2018

Reportedly the Congress party's D. Anasuya defeated Minister Azmeera Chandulal from Mulug constituency (reserved for Scheduled Tribe). Moreover Former Minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh Sabitha Indra Reddy was also elected from Maheshwaram. B. Haripriya of the Telugu Desam party was elected from Yellandu. Further the TRS, which came under criticism for not giving representation to women in the previous cabinet, had fielded only four women candidates.

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