Women contestants win in 21 out of 34 wards
The Newz Radar, Shimla
The prestigious Shimla Municipal Corporation elections did not just give BJP a severe drubbing and a thumping majority for Congress, it has also witnessed the victory of 21 women candidates out of the 34 wards for which elections were held.
The women councillors would indeed hold sway in the Himachal capital’s civic body.
Ironically, in the assembly elections held in November 2022, only one woman was elected as MLA.
In the Shimla MC elections, 15 seats were reserved for female candidates. Apart from them, six female candidates won the general category seats. Another interesting fact is that out of the 9 BJP councillors who won, 7 are females.