West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Women voters cross 49 percent, might play a key role in state polls

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Kolkata: A important summation successful the fig of women voters mightiness play an important relation successful the ongoing Assembly polls successful West Bengal. The percent of women voters has not lone crossed the 49 percent mark, but the sex ratio has besides precocious from 956 past twelvemonth to 961 successful the last voter's database published by the Election Commission of India.

Among the different large states, West Bengal is the 1 wherever women's information successful the electoral process has been substantially high.

The last electoral rotation published by the ECI shows that the percent of women successful the authorities is 49.01 per cent.

This makes West Bengal the 4th large authorities aft Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh wherever women enactment successful the electoral process is high.

Kerala with 51.4 per cent ranks the champion among the bigger states successful the state followed by Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh that person 50.5 per pent and 50.4 per pent pistillate electorates, respectively.

There are 5 smaller states Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya wherever women electors are higher than their antheral counterparts. West Bengal has besides precocious successful sex ratio.

In 2020, the sex ratio was 956 females against 1,000 antheral electors, this clip the pistillate electors person accrued to 961. Experts judge that arsenic the pistillate information successful the elections is higher than 81 per cent the summation of women voters mightiness go a deciding factor.

Only smaller states similar Tripura, Nagaland and the national territory of Lakshwadeep person amended women information than West Bengal.

Among the wide 7,32,94,980 electors successful West Bengal, 3,73,66,306 are antheral and 3,59,27,084 are female. There are 1,430 voters of the 3rd sex and 1,12,642 work electors successful the state.

The last voters database shows that determination has been an summation of 20,45,593, deletion of 5,99,921 and correction of 14,45,672 and that led to an summation of 2.01 per cent compared to the draught rotation published successful November 2020.

As a result, some the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress are doing everything to woo the pistillate voters of the state.

Recently, the BJP`s National General Secretary, B.L. Santosh tweeted: "Women voters volition chug BJP to sweeping victory, conscionable similar Bihar. The dignity of beingness provided to women by the BJP authorities led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a immense goodwill that is disposable connected the roads starring to the polling booths adjacent successful Nandigram, wherever Mamata Banerjee herself is the candidate".

The BJP has besides made respective announcements successful its manifesto focusing connected women, including 33 per cent preservation for women successful authorities jobs, accrued pension to widows, escaped transport, and escaped acquisition from KG to PG level.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has appointed `Bongo Janani`, the party's governmental beforehand formed aft the Trinamool's drubbing successful the 2019 elections, to scope retired to women by highlighting the developmental schemes of her authorities and "rise successful crimes against women" successful BJP-ruled states.

"The Trinamool authorities successful the past 10 years of its regularisation successful West Bengal, has implemented respective globally-acclaimed schemes similar `Kanyashree` which person benefited women and girls. We don`t request a certificate from the BJP connected what we person done to guarantee women`s safety," Sashi Panja, Women and Child Development Minister and Bongo Janani General Secretary, said.

But the authorities has witnessed a important dip successful the fig of teen voters, the archetypal clip voters successful the property radical betwixt 18-19.

In March 2020, determination was a 3.13 percent summation successful the fig of teen voters. This clip it came down to 2.68 percent.

This is for the archetypal clip successful the past 3 years that determination has been a diminution successful the fig of teen voters. In 2018 it was 2.94 percent, which accrued to 2.96 per cent successful 2019 and it further climbed to 3.13 per cent successful 2020.

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