14 women candidates enter Punjab Assembly
Chandigarh: Out of total 93 women candidates
contesting the 117-seat Punjab Assembly polls, only 14 of them
managed to win.
SAD had fielded 10, BJP three, Congress 11 and Peoples
Party of Punjab (PPP) three women.
Maximum six women each of SAD and Congress returned
home victorious in comparison to two of BJP and none of the
Peoples Party of Punjab.
Former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal of Congress
was re-elected from her traditional Lehra Assembly seat.
At Muslim dominated seat of Malerkotla it was a contest
between a serving and retired IPS officers wives.
Farzana Alam of SAD and wife of DGP (retd) Mohmmad Izar
Alam outpassed wife of ADGP Mohammad Mustafa, a sitting MLA
Razia Sultana of the Congress.
Karan Kaur of Congress, who is a relative of former chief
minister Harcharan Singh Brar, pocketed Muktsar seat.
While Amritsar BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu`s wife Navjot
Kaur of BJP won on newly created Assembly seat of Amritsar
east, her party colleague Seema Kumari won Bhoa seat.
After five years, former SGPC chief and SAD candidate
Bibi Jagir Kaur was elected from Bholath seat.
Among the sitting women candidates included Rajwinder
Kaur of SAD from Nihalsinghwala, Mohinder Kaur Josh of SAD
from Sham Chaurasi, Harchand Kaur of Congress from Mahalkalan.
Among the new entrants included Virender Kaur loomba of
SAD from Shutrana, Guriqbal Kaur of Congress from Nawanshahar
and Harpreet Kaur of SAD from Ghannaur.
Congress MP from Gurdsapur Partap Singh Bajwa`s wife
Charanjeet Kaur pocketed Qadian seat.
Aruna Chaudhary of Congress retained the Dinanagar
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