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NEW DELHI: In a first, female candidates in Delhi’s municipal elections this year outscored their male counterparts by 10%. Out of 1,416 candidates deemed eligible to fight in the MCD elections742 are women while 674 are men, according to the list of candidates shared by the Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday.

The main reason for the presence of a record number of candidates is the 50% quota reserved for them after the delimitation of 250 freshly redesigned municipal districts. The list was prepared after completing the review of all the nominations submitted for the municipal elections scheduled for next month.

The AAP fielded the highest number of female candidates (138), followed by the BJP with 132. BJP leader and former mayor Jai Prakash said, “The BJP has given enough momentum to empower women presenting many candidates.

AAP MP Somnath Bharti also highlighted the increased participation of women at the polls. “Placing women in a leadership role will result in a compassionate and people-centered administration,” he said.
Meanwhile, Congress failed to present its candidates for the 250 seats.

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The big old party fielded candidates in 247 wards while the BJP and AAP are vying for the 250 seats.
The state election body said on Thursday it had rejected 45% (1,169) of the total nominations filed by candidates in the poll.

NEW DELHI: In a first, female candidates in Delhi’s municipal elections this year outscored their male counterparts by 10%. Out of 1,416 candidates deemed eligible to run in the MCD elections, 742 are women and 674 are men, according to the list of candidates shared by the Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday. The main reason for the presence of a record number of candidates is the 50% quota reserved for them after the delimitation of 250 freshly redesigned municipal districts. The list was prepared after completing the review of all the nominations submitted for the municipal elections scheduled for next month. The AAP fielded the highest number of female candidates (138), followed by the BJP with 132. BJP leader and former mayor Jai Prakash said, “The BJP has given enough momentum to empower women presenting many candidates. AAP MP Somnath Bharti also highlighted the increased participation of women at the polls. “Placing women in a leadership role will result in a compassionate and people-centered administration,” he said. Meanwhile, Congress failed to present its candidates for the 250 seats. READ ALSO | MCD Elections: Delhi Residents’ Associations Release Environment-Focused ‘People’s Manifesto’ The state’s electoral body said on Thursday it had rejected 45% (1,169) of total candidacies filed by residents. candidates in the ballot.