Trinamool fields 50 women candidates for upcoming polls
| Saturday | 6th March, 2021
Kolkata: In a unique move, the Trinamool Congress, which has always stood for women empowerment, has given tickets to 50 women candidates for the 2021 Assembly polls in which the party's clarion call itself is "Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chaye".
In the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the TMC had fielded 17 women candidates out of a total of 42 Parliamentary seats in the state.
"This time, we are nominating 50 women candidates to contest in the Assembly polls.
The move of Trinamool Congress to file 50 women candidates comes at a time when there are around 3.59 crore women electorates in the state as per the revised electoral roll in 2021.
This comes when there were a total of 40 women MLAs in the state Assembly, including 29 of the Trinamool Congress after the 2016 Assembly polls.
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