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Bihar women play decisive role in tilting results


By: Saloni Vats
PATNA: The turnout of woman voters in Bihar is anticipated to play a crucial position within the ensuing Lok Sabha elections as they'd outnumbered males in exercising their franchise remaining time.

In 2014 general elections, 55.08% male voters had became as much as vote as in comparison to 57.66% female voters. The development remained the same in 2015 state meeting elections when general female voters’ turnout used to be recorded at 60.57% in opposition to 53.41% males who exercised their franchise.

Women represent 47% of the whole 7, 06, 03778 registered voters within the state. There are 3,32,93,468 woman voters within the state, together with the 42,78,896 new ones added to the electoral roll within the state since 2014 general elections.

Deliberating on the causes at the back of prime turnout of female voters in past elections, head of economics division at A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, D M Diwakar, stated: “Male voters in Bihar are in most cases migrants and stay out of the state, however female voters live here most effective. Hence, majority of them pass to the polling cubicles and exercise their franchise.”

He additional stated, “Several women-centric schemes like 50% reservation in panchayat elections, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana among others that are introduced via the government are also at the back of the surge in woman voters on the polling cubicles.”


Different political events are also eyeing women folk as their significant vote bank and dealing tirelessly to garner their reinforce on this general elections as smartly. RJD spokesperson Chitranjan Gagan advised this newspaper on Friday that it used to be the RJD, which gave first woman CM (Rabri Devi) to Bihar. “RJD has always made efforts for ladies uplift. Women’s wing of our celebration has been operating at grassroots degree to create consciousness among the female voters,” Gagan stated.


JD(U) too is luring the female voters via publicizing their women-centric schemes. JD(U) spokesperson Rajeev Ranjan Prasad stated, “Our paintings will speak for us. Our celebration has always been committed to the issues comparable to women and the entire state is a witness to it.”


Prasad added, “The celebration will make certain that the government’s schemes referring to women folk empowerment achieve them in order that they arrive out to vote for us.”




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